Putting pen to paper…. or in this case pressing ‘publish.’ How vulnerable a position it is when you know you’re going to be exposed. I suppose the difference lies in choice.
They say there’s no better place to start than the beginning. But I don’t really know who ‘they’ is, and I often find it easier to start in the middle. So here I am, or if anyone is reading this- here we are. I’m sitting in the window seat of a plane headed somewhere far away. I get my best thinking and most tangible thinking done in three places.
- The shower
- Brushing my teeth
The correlation between these three situations is twofold; I am separated from external distractions (i.e. internet, other humans) and I am quiet for an extended period of time.
I think the shower is particularly great, however, the thought is already changed by the time it arrives at the articulate part of my brain…and it would be foolish to think I could ever get it down onto paper. Perhaps it’s best washed down the drain with the rest of my day.
While I’m brushing my teeth the thoughts sometimes stick around long enough to express, however, I am usually exhausted or rushing so….you win some you lose some.
That leaves us with airplane rides…right here, right now. So here are my thoughts. Unfortunately, words are limiting, and I believe we think in colours, feelings, and in other ways that I can’t begin to explain because the words simply don’t exist. So…. this brings us here to my blog. Where I will attempt, with words, to share my thoughts. Stick around if you want, maybe I'll come up with something extraordinary one day…but lets be honest, it will likely be with a mouth full of toothpaste and no paper in sight.