Surface Thoughts

I’m supposed to sit myself down every morning and write about whatever is on my mind, be it family or work or politics. The purpose of the writing is to clear out the surface thoughts and prepare the mind to face the day. It works wonders. Really, it does. I wholeheartedly recommend the practice.

The only problem, for me, is that I usually forget. If I were to believe the creativity guru from whom I got the idea, then there would be no making up for it. According to her, this writing has to be done first thing in the morning, and it has to be done in a certain amount and written on a certain kind of paper. Her rigid rules seem very much at odds with the point of the exercise, which is to be creative.  So I don’t always follow all of the rules. I don’t think I ever could.

This morning, my main surface thought is “I really ought to write on my blog more often, especially given how expensive it is.” So I’m breaking all the rules today. I’m writing later in the morning rather than first thing (gasp!) and on the computer (egads!), and I’m going to post the writing rather than throw it away (horrors!). My other surface thoughts will have to wait, though, as I have run out of time. Good-bye!

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One Response to Surface Thoughts

  1. sprite says:

    We never have been rule followers, except when we were…

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