Act of Creation

From a Kurt Vonnegut video interview (ca. 2002, part of an ad campaign for TIAA, the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association) by Michael Ward:

Tonight, before you go to sleep, write a six-line poem.
When you have made the poem as perfect as you can,
tear it up and scatter the pieces through widely-separated
trash receptacles – and you will discover
that you got your full reward already,
simply by the act of creating.

(cf In the Palm of Your Hand (2006-09-11), Life Lessons from an Ad Man (2021-01-01), ...) - ^z - 2021-09-29