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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius"

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But, the tricky bit comes the next morning, for the dancer himself, when he wakes up and dsircevos that it's Tuesday at 11 a.m., and he's no lnoegr a glimpse of God. He's just an aging mortal with really bad knees, and maybe he's never going to ascend to that height again. And maybe nobody will ever chant God's name again as he sipns, and what is he then to do with the rest of his life? This is hard. This is one of the most painful rntaiinolcoceis to make in a creative life. But maybe it doesn't have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe, in the first place, that the most extraordinary asepcts of your being came from you. But maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source for some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you're finished, with somebody else. And, you know, if we think about it this way, it starts to cnghae everything.

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But, the tricky bit comes the next morning, for the dancer himself, when he wakes up and _________ that it's Tuesday at 11 a.m., and he's no ______ a glimpse of God. He's just an aging mortal with really bad knees, and maybe he's never going to ascend to that height again. And maybe nobody will ever chant God's name again as he _____, and what is he then to do with the rest of his life? This is hard. This is one of the most painful _______________ to make in a creative life. But maybe it doesn't have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe, in the first place, that the most extraordinary _______ of your being came from you. But maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source for some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you're finished, with somebody else. And, you know, if we think about it this way, it starts to ______ everything.

Solution

  1. aspects
  2. longer
  3. reconciliations
  4. discovers
  5. spins
  6. change

Original Text

But, the tricky bit comes the next morning, for the dancer himself, when he wakes up and discovers that it's Tuesday at 11 a.m., and he's no longer a glimpse of God. He's just an aging mortal with really bad knees, and maybe he's never going to ascend to that height again. And maybe nobody will ever chant God's name again as he spins, and what is he then to do with the rest of his life? This is hard. This is one of the most painful reconciliations to make in a creative life. But maybe it doesn't have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe, in the first place, that the most extraordinary aspects of your being came from you. But maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source for some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you're finished, with somebody else. And, you know, if we think about it this way, it starts to change everything.

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Important Words

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