Monday, January 04, 2021

First Paragraph

 For some time I have been puzzling over the sources of the creative imagination. I began close to home with an effort some years ago to probe the creative imagination among historians, but I have tried to go beyond that, to uncover some general clues to the sources of those mysterious impulses that propel the mind beyond familiar ground into unexpected territories - that account for the sudden appearance of creative configurations of thought, expression, vision, or sound.

- From To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders by Bernard Bailyn

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