Thumbing through a copy of URB magazine, a quote by Charlotte Gainsbourg caught my attention, as it’s an incredibly articulate expression of something in myself I’ve known for a long time:

“What I notice is that I have no imagination. For the piano I can’t improvise, and for acting I need a director and text. I have no ability to create from my own imagination, so all I do is follow other people’s ideas.”

And the thing is, I’m finally beginning to be okay with that.


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  1. I’ve been thinking about this entry for the last few days, because it kind of caught me off guard. I’ve been encountering a lot of theory in my field for the last couple of years, and am getting a little scared that I’ll have absolutely nothing to add once I get around to writing a thesis. But then a professor of mine said to our class last week: “I have nothing new to tell you; I’m simply putting it in a different *way*.” And that made a lot of sense – when you think about art, theory or any kind of human creation, it’s always a composite of fragments and ideas that came before. And it’s not a bad thing at all, but simply the way we work…

    God, that makes no sense. But I needed to blab… your entries are really quite deep, Jesse. That’s why I take so long to comment!

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