sensing a surrender

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”
– Julia Cameron

An artist friend was recently touring through LA, and so we spent an afternoon together. She kept remarking in her charming Polish accent, “California smells so good!” She couldn’t get enough of these bushes in particular, surrendering her entire body to their intoxicating fragrance.

It was then that I learned that smelling was a creative act. Who knew?