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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Vacationed Mind

The Vacationed Mind returns to the blogosphere with new thoughts on blogging. Less is more kind of thoughts. I spent an entire week away from: telephone, cell phone, computer, calendar, job, house and creative projects. I had a blank notebook and a couple of pens. I wrote notes on my travels that were terse and outlined. Ideas for poems came and I relied on my memory to store them for later.

We deluge ourselves with the unimportant and lose sight of the real news of the universe. I saw an exhibit on Walt Whitman at the Library of Congress and saw his handwritten notebooks. There were remarkably few cross-outs on those small pages. First thought, best thought, I'm thinking -- and also that a well-cooked thought emerges in tastier language.

More soon. Your thoughts?