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  •  Hey, mon ami!!! (10+ / 0-)

    Sorry I'm late - but maybe others are later (tee hee...)

    I really like your diary - and I think what you are saying might relate to the Zen idea of "beginner's mind" - you have no preconceived notions, and are a blank slate/tabula rasa so to speak...

    But you described to a T just what I do with an object I'm working on, say, a piece of jewelry. It starts out well, then gets crappy, but the general idea might still be good.

    I put it on the back of the bench so I can still see it, but basically ignore it for a while. Sleep on it. Wait until next week. Or next month...

    Then I go back to it, and often see it in an entirely different light. (Some of my better stuff gets made that way. Or I drop something on something else and think, "Wow, that looks nice!")

    Happy afternoon/evening...

    What's going on?

    "In other words, if we bust our butts, there's an even chance things will get better; and if we sit on our butts, there's a major chance things will go completely to hell". --- G2geek

    by Lorinda Pike on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 03:58:35 PM PDT

    •  Going's on? Cubs lose again...BOA threatens... (8+ / 0-)

      Drinks are cool...American hockey in LA can't be real...
      ----and God, Barrett must win in WI....

      But back to critical thinking----my best solutions for projects have come at 2 AM while awake---and the brain is clear; and then it solves the project crisis.....

      BUT, the key then is to "write it down" immediately....lest it be lost when you wake up.....been there, done that.

    •  So, I'm later (1+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama

      and still trying to catch up. Bought some new dice for the Pathfinder game my sons are running. I play a Ranger (yeah, cliche, right down to the "shooter" aspect, altho the weapon is a longbow rather than a rifle)  ... except this one is a bipedal caracal in a tricorne with a peacock plume {to match her earrings, naturally} en route home, via graduate school a long long long walk from where she washed ashore after a shipwreck ... oh, and she Sings. Plus she's a herbalist and huntress (caracal Ranger. You think she might be able to keep a little meat on the table?) ... we gather in one of the three casas of the family, and the latest run happened to be in El Paso. Samantha, the well-traveled kitten, apparently didn't mind the trip (how else were we going to keep giving her the eye drops she needed?).

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 08:03:40 PM PDT

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