Thursday, February 26, 2009

Conversations with Calliope- Getting Ideas to Work Together

Floating Bridge- Curacao)

JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How are you today?
JOE: A little better than yesterday. I am holding my own in a struggle with the first cold I have had in ages.
CALLIOPE: I hope you win.
JOE: So do I.
CALLIOPE: I am anxious to know how you resolved your difficulty with your column yesterday.
JOE: First I had to figure out what the problem was.
CALLIOPE: Did you?
JOE: Yes. I had several distinct ideas which refused to communicate with each other and form a coherent piece.
CALLIOPE: That is a problem. What did you do about it?
JOE: I wrote as much as I could. When I realized I was getting nowhere, I put aside the column to let it percolate while I worked on other projects.
CALLIOPE: So what happened?
JOE: I trusted the process which I have used before. Later in the day, the connections appeared and the ideas started working together.
CALLIOPE: To what do you owe the honor?
JOE: To you, I expect. Thanks for the inspiration. Talk with you tomorrow.

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