Listening As an Act of Creativity
To anticipate. To attune. To open.
I’m writing a novel called “The Listener,” so I’ve been thinking a lot about how we listen (or don’t listen) to each other, to the world, to ourselves. I’ve also been thinking about the role of listening in creativity.
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories,” wrote Eudora Welty. “Listening for them is…