Building the bridge in the air

I was talking today to the wonderful Joanna Pieters, host of the The Creative Life Show podcast, about the nature of creativity. She gifted me a beautiful phrase, when she described the creative act – writing, art, music, whatever – as ‘building a bridge in the air’. Isn’t that beautiful? It’s hard work, of course, making something where before there was nothing. But once it’s built, there it is for anyone who comes across it, ready to take them from where they are now to somewhere else.