Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and (…) | Brain Pickings


Creo que este fragmento, que he sacado de Brain Pickings (magazine que citaré más veces) dice lo que quiero decir del Dr. Oliver Sacks. D.E.P.

I am a storyteller, for better and for worse.I suspect that a feeling for stories, for narrative, is a universal human disposition, going with our powers of language, consciousness of self, and autobiographical memory. The act of writing, when it goes well, gives me a pleasure, a joy, unlike any other. It takes me to another place — irrespective of my subject — where I am totally absorbed and oblivious to distracting thoughts, worries, preoccupations, or indeed the passage of time. In those rare, heavenly states of mind, I may write nonstop until I can no longer see the paper. Only then do I realize that evening has come and that I have been writing all day. Over a lifetime, I have written millions of words, but the act of writing seems as fresh, and as much fun, as when I started it nearly seventy years ago.

Origen: Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality | Brain Pickings

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