I wanted to post something about inflexibility. At least, that is what my notes indicate. I have a notebook next to my keyboard in which I jot ideas for stories, blog posts, etc. And in the place where I remember writing down an idea for my next blog post, I find this: "inflexibility." Okay. What about inflexibility? What profound thoughts did I have to share on that topic? I cannot remember. Which just goes to show that sometimes one word is enough as a memory-jogging note, and sometimes it is not.
Below "inflexibility" I have this word:
"ghazal." I remember exactly why I wrote down "ghazal." Alas, it has
nothing to do with a blog post. It was because someone online mentioned
ghazals and I want to look them up sometime and see how they are
written, because I think it might be a fun exercise for myself to try
writing one. (This is how writers par-tay.) In that case, one word was
sufficient as a note. But you, my blog readers, are probably thinking,
as well you might: That's all very nice for you, going off to write
your fun ghazal sometime, but what does it do for me? What does it tell
me about inflexibility? Nothing! And I'm sad to say: If that is what you are thinking, you are right.
are advised to have notebooks with them at all times to catch the ideas
they will want to remember later. Here is my writing tip for the day:
Make sure your notes in that notebook are both legible and of sufficient
length to capture whatever it was you wanted to remember. ;-)