Friday, May 21, 2010


My frustration was rising. I knew I had put it where I would be able to find it easily. At least that was my intent. But now, I couldn’t remember where I put it.

I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths. I ask myself, “Where did I put that idea?”

I look around but there is so much clutter.

I take a few more deep breaths and begin to move some of the clutter. I make another mental note to myself that I need to deal with this stuff instead of just moving it around.

Still, I can’t find that idea.

I stumble around some more, rediscovering other ideas that I had forgotten about, covered with dust but not yet buried. I brush them off. But still, not the “one.”

I open my eyes but continue to breathe deeply. I tell myself I know where it is. I close my eyes again and head toward the upper right corner of my mind. I move the clutter of some straggling thoughts and, yes – there it is. Right where I left it.

I speak the idea out loud and head toward the computer.

(In case you’re wondering, this isn’t it.)

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