From PsyBlog — May 3, 2011
The idea of creativity is wonderful: that a spark of inspiration can eventually bring something new and useful into the world: perhaps even something beautiful. Something, as it were, from nothing.
That spark may be only the start of a journey towards a finished idea, but it is still a wonderful moment. Without the initial spark there will be no journey. It’s no exaggeration to say that the ability to be creative sits at the heart of our achievements as a species.