How does string theory and quantum mechanics tie in to creativity? Amy Tan explains. Hopefully this provides enough physics to keep Paul Butzi happy. Elucubrate enough and you can find the links between everything. Particularly interesting is the notion how everything you experience informs your creativity - I wouldn't have paid as much attention to this if Paul hadn't made his off-hand remarks about my earlier post, for example. Wheels within wheels. Serendipitous events happen more often the more aware and open you are to them happening, or at least how willing you are to stop and follow those chance events, rather than ignore or discount them. Much like the cosmological constant.