I'm reading Julia Cameron's Walking in the World.
I enjoyed the book she's best known for, The Artist's Way, but it didn't really speak to me, as it was mainly about overcoming the blocks to creating art. (And I rarely get blocked, just distracted or change my mind, which I suppose could be seen as a kind of block...)
However, I am truly inspired by Walking in the World, as it's helping me to understand why I am turning to art more and more, instead of non-fiction.
Art allows me to go deeper into what I want to share, without having to put it into words literally. Through art I can go deeper into my thoughts, or, at least, give the opportunities for others to project their own.
Here are some quotes from the book:
"All art is an attempt to map the territory of the heart."
"Of necessity, artists report dangers we might wish to ignore."
(And, I would add, they do it in abstract ways as is my case.)
And finally, she quotes Robert Bresson, French Film Director (I had to look him up):
"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen."