Spontaneous action – “hey, let’s go for ribs,” or “let’s try to ______,” etc., provide as much joy as the long-planned project. The juice, adrenaline or sizzle on your steak makes long days shorter, makes short nights more fun because imagination doesn’t need a significant investment of time, energy or funds – it only needs a trigger. Our best ideas can come from anywhere at any moment unless we let them go unnoticed or, worse, noticed but ignored.
I love writing when I’m fresh in the morning, but too often, thoughts for the day to come flood in like murky water to overwhelm creative juices. As quickly, later in the day, that thought-flood goes the other way, like tides and thoughts of the whole day gone by replaying in my mind.
So when is the ideal time for ideas, for creating a mood or a moment when things just come together, when the collision of mindset and vocabulary conspire to carpe your diem?