I woke up this morning with several ideas that I wanted to get down on paper. All but one escaped before my coffee was made. But the one that stuck with me, and whose entry into my thoughts I owe to Suzanne's gentle sheparding, is the concept of thinking in bite size pieces. It makes so much sense, and we all are familiiar with the it's simple wisdom. It, in fact, pops up in all spiritual teachings, from Budhism to Episcapalianism to AA. I pride myself on truly trying to live one day at a time, and staying in the now, and on not being tricked by life into becoming scattered and thus paralyzed.
The epiphany here, for me, is that I had never thought of applying this simple first principle to my writing. I am excited that for the first time in my life I am thinking, this morning, about how to write the next good sentence, rather than the next six volume study of the universe, as I have always, so unsuccessfully, thought of doing in the past.
Does this make sense to anyone? Or is it so basic that I am simply a dunce, for just now, in my dotage, stumbling into a vague understanding of it?