It’s not uncommon for me to think deeply about one thing only to completely forget about it the next moment, and try as I might, it’s not coming back any time soon.
Sometimes, I might be reading an article and part of my mind, upon being prompted by something, starts to wander off somewhere, branching my thoughts into a different path. Yet, part of my conscious self is still reading while another part is doing this.
Most of the time, the reading part wins and I’m left wondering what I was thinking about midway through the article. It’s not easy trying to retrieve those thoughts, they are very elusive and unless I can trigger back the original prompt, I’ll just have to wait it out until next time.
It’s a shame though, I’ve lost many great ideas this way. It’s like a giant field of rabbits, if I start chasing after one, I can’t chase the others. As the saying goes, he who chases two rabbits catches none. Or she. See what happened there? That rabbit quote suddenly prompted me to remember the seemingly random “or she” quote.
The epitome of my creativity seems to stem from this field of cute little bunnies and their rabbit holes. Usually, there’s either none in sight, or dozens hopping round, and I can never seem to just focus on one without chasing another. Or perhaps this is the mark of a distracted mind?
He who hesitates is lost. Or she. Be decisive and choose. I can’t have them all and by the way, I’m starting to take this whole “make your own decision” thing as a rule to live by. It’s a very promising topic and something I would very much like to write about soon.