There are days when I don’t have enough brain cells to create a journal entry, but I don’t want to forget the beginning of an idea, either. On those days, I’ll play with the emotion and then leave it alone. It’s a great tool to fight perfection– leaving something unfinished, imperfect. It honors the beginning of wabi-sabi as well. For me, that’s what a journal is for. Catching an idea, not completing it. I’ll come back to this some other time and it will inspire me.
Quinn McDonald is a certified creativity coach, writer and artist. See her work at QuinnCreative.com (c) 2007 All rights reserved.