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    Distraction.
    How often is it that you watch a movie, read a book or have a conversation with a friend and think; "Wow. That just blew my mind."

    Your brain instantly flies off on the wings of imagination, deductive reasoning and or awe-inspired stupor. You have original thought, you want to write it down, tell everyone, or crawl up in a ball and long for the womb.

    And then something else comes on the TV, or someone walks past you and tosses a cigarette butt at your feet and it's lost. You had just intuitively grasped moral relativism, planned a zombie apocalypse musical for theaters, discovered something really fucking awesome - and then just forgot. Then you stand there, face-palm, and waste the next couple of minutes thinking about it.

    Or perhaps you're a little bit more savvy. You ignore the cigarette butt and continue your train of thought, careering down the rabbit hole at a phenomenal pace, the world suddenly making so much sense around you. Then you get to the bottom, and likely forgot where you started, or ended up back there any how.

    So at the end of the day; these moments are more frequent under the influence of alcohol, these little epiphanies, just leave us disappointed. Like leprechauns, you can't catch them by hiding in the bushes all day and waiting, believe me I've tried and it's the only thing the exercise taught me. There must be a better way.

    For otherwise what is the use? Am I supposed to start carrying around a notebook everywhere I go?

    Thu, Oct 28, 2010  Permanent link

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    Infinitas     Tue, Nov 2, 2010  Permanent link
    This happens to me all the time! It is very frustrating, especially when I am lying in my warm bed about to fall asleep and either I get out of bed to write something down, thereby further pursuing my thoughts and losing more sleep, or I fall asleep hoping that I will remember in the morning, which of course never happens. Also, alcohol definitely intensifies the affect, as does marijuana, probably moreso.

    When I get a sleek and savey new touchscreen phone, I'll surely be using it to try and put some of these ideas down as they come into my head. But the main difficulty for me is being able to translate the thoughts in my head into words on a page. Perhaps, one day we'll be able to download our thoughts via Bluetooth to our computers, or better yet, be able to share these epiphanies telepathically.
         Wed, Nov 10, 2010  Permanent link
    "For otherwise what is the use? Am I supposed to start carrying around a notebook everywhere I go?"

    Why not, would that really inconvenience you all that much? Works for everyone else. I say chances are high that it'd be one of the main things that separates those who get things done from those who don't.
    N8     Thu, Nov 11, 2010  Permanent link
    yes start carrying around a notebook everywhere you go. I know I do
    dragon     Wed, Nov 17, 2010  Permanent link
    You were right.

    What do you know, just a week ago my friend gave me an ornate diary - big pentagram on the front =D - and since then I've begun accumulating my ideas. I have planned to fill it with plans and ideas for my fiction writing, then cut out all the pages and make a story-board. Guess things really are just that simple.
     
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