Thursday's Itty Bit of Food for Thought . . .

Take a commonplace, clean and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job."

--Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) French writer/filmmaker

It doesn't have to be a spectacular idea, but you should follow at least one notion every day to see where it leads.

Could be just a train of thought bound for an unfamiliar destination,

a doodle destined only to be hidden under the paperweight on your desk,

or a seed from a packet bearing no particular picture or description.

I -- If

D -- Denied

E -- Eventually

A -- Atrophy

S -- Strikes

Flip the switch and allow your brain to shine a little every day.


Allie said...

LOVE the produce girl....how inspired, Susan!

Jake and Chelsea said...

that was lovely.

but i'm hoping to turn my brain off beginning tomorrow afternoon. sorry.

susan m hinckley said...

You're entitled, but for those of us who did not graduate with high-powered degrees this week . . . we still have some thinking to do.

susan m hinckley said...

Oh yeah -- has everybody heard? Chelsea's got a Master's Degree! Way to use your brain, Bug!

VO said...

Congrats Chelsea! What did you get your degree in?

You know right now I'm working on an idea I had - figure out how to do hairpin lace. Looks easy.

It is but tedious. Now my mind is having other ideas.

susan m hinckley said...

I should have added that bit of info -- the degree is a Master of Environmental Law Policy. Any job leads out there??!!

I've never tried lacemaking, but I hear it's s-l-o-w . . . post some pictures of that lace, VO!

VO said...

Ye haw, now that is a BIG degree (ummm, you sure do grow them smart!) Here's a link: http://elpc.org/category/jobs. I have a friend who's daughter is an environmental lawyer in San Diego. A very good (and timely) field to be in right now.

errr, that lace looks like (expletive here). Now my idea is to put it in the washer and felt the (expletive here) out of it.

susan m hinckley said...

When my mother in law lived in England she got into making bobbin lace (I think that's what it's called) which appeared to me to be insanity -- and if she struggled with it, it can't be done, because everything she touches is gold. But I think you're on the right track because my motto is always "when all else fails, felt it!"

Thanks for the recommendation for the job search, VO -- when Chels went for the degree we thought it was going to be a hot field, but it appears that all hot fields have cooled for the time being. Hopefully she'll find something great before those student loan payments kick in . . .

VO said...

Hopefully everyone will stop freaking out about the economy (looks at self) and things will open up again. I'm keeping fingers crossed for your daughter.

Bobbin lace! OMG, I saw some bobbin lace and it gave me an instant headache just looking at it. Hairpin lace is much easier (but I apparently don't have the knack). Read: Sloppy.

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