The creative process is also the most terrifying part because you don't know exactly what's going to happen or where it is going to lead. you don't know what new dangers and challenges you'll find. it takes an enormous amount of internal security to begin with the spirit of adventure, discovery, and creativity. without doubt, you have to leave the comfort zone of base camp and confront an entirely new and unknown wilderness.
There is no stability in this world. who is to say what meaning there is in anything? who is to foretell the flight of a word? it is a balloon that sails over tree-tops. to speak of knowledge is futile. all is experiment and adventure. we are forever mixing ourselves with unknown quantities. what is to come? i know not. but, as i put down my glass i remember; i am engaged to be married. i am to dine with my friends tonight. i am bernard.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. they experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. but creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. it requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Books are everywhere; and always the same sense of adventure fills us. second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. besides, in this random miscellaneous company we may rub against some complete stranger who will, with luck, turn into the best friend we have in the world.
For now she need not think of anybody. she coud be herself, by herself. and that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. to be silent; to be alone. all the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others... and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.