Thursday, January 19, 2017

Listing Creative

I usually write blog posts early in the day, and that's for a reason. They take advantage of my first blurry minutes in the world — sometimes good for musing. By this time of the day, I'm like most other folks — going in scads of directions and about as creative as a wood post.

Which reminds me of something I often think about: the divide between creativity and  efficiency.

Efficiency is brisk, a snap of the fingers and click of the heels. It thrives on lists and crossing tasks off of them.

Creativity is slow and sinuous. It doesn't like lists and it doesn't like timetables. It will not be hurried.

Most of us have a little of both tendencies, and how we behave depends upon what is being asked of us. For me today, it's efficiency. So you'll have to excuse me now. It's time to cross "write blog post" off the list.


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