Thinking creatively


Flowers in my neighborhood.  I took these photos.


David: “All you do is sit there.  Aren’t you bored?”

Me: “I am thinking.  In order to think, I have to sit and concentrate.”

David: “Not me.  I like to keep busy.  I want more activities in my life.”

Me: “Well, who has written a blog, books, newspaper articles, and radio commentaries?  Me.  Who has figured out what to cook for dinner, and how to decorate the house and garden?  Me.  In order to be creative, you have to take the time to think, imagine, and visualize.”

My husband always likes to keep busy. He likes to multi-task, by listening to the stereo, watching TV (muted), and reading his iPad all at the same time.

I, on the other hand, prefer to sit, think, and focus on one creative idea at a time.

I am never bored.

8 Responses to “Thinking creatively”

  1. Olga Says:

    Viva la difference! I am with you. I never could multi-task, but I still keep busy…even if sometimes that busyness is all in my head.

  2. DJan Says:

    I once was good at multitasking, but these days I like the quiet while I read and am transported to another place. 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    I am more like you.

  4. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Sometimes I sits,
    Sometimes I thinks,
    Sometimes I sit and thinks. ~anon

  5. dkzody Says:

    I’ve always said, especially when I was teaching teenagers, only boring people get bored. You aren’t boring so of course you don’t get bored. You’re just thinking up the next adventure!

  6. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I don’t multi-task at all. One at a time.

  7. Carole Says:

    Beautiful photos! I’m with you on this one. My brain does best when it is not over stimulated with multiple audio inputs. I tend to be a visual learner, not an auditory one.

  8. Joared Says:

    Lovely flower photos. Multi-tasking research has shown the person doing that is really less efficient and it even adversely effects the brain. We end up having to do a lot of it often, especially during those years we are raising our family, working and/or studying, caring for spouse and parent(s) with little or no time for ourselves. I enjoy retirement ’cause I can choose thinking time or how much, if any, multi-tasking I want to do.

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