A Spontaneous Conversation About The Pragmatics Of Creativity

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“How did you make this?”

“I made it through making a series of small decisions, one after the other.”

“Oh. But how did you know which direction to go in?”

“Each moment prompted a small decision in need of making, which in turn suggested a path forward along which to travel.”

“Did it take a while to travel along the path?”

“It did actually. A fairly long time. After all, there were a lot of decisions to make.”

“When you finished traveling along the path, had you arrived at a place that you expected?”

“No.”

“Were you expecting anything in particular?”

“Not really.”

“So how then did you know you were finally done with your making?”

“It felt done. Plus I had a deadline and I just ran out of time.”

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