Value of diversion

Kate Taylor in a Globe and Mail (12.03.11) review of Finding the Words: Writers on Inspiration, Desire, War, Celebrity, Exile and Breaking the Rules edited by Jared Bland concludes the review with a little summary of her favourite piece.

And, in my favourite piece, Steven Heighton waxes poetic about empty stretches of unproductive time that we might call boredom, but which he judges to be a crucial as dreams for literary inspiration. Without a lot of nothingness, how can any writer ever find the words?

Gives new meaning to the expression "there's nothing to it."

And so for day 633