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Nothing Else to Do

The 2013 BBC News item "Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says" by Hannah Richardson suggests that solitude and lack of scheduled activities can catalyze creativity. British author Meera Syal reminisces about her childhood:

You begin to write because there is nothing to prove, nothing to lose, nothing else to do.

... what Teresa Belton in the article calls "stand-and-stare time".

(cf. Imagination as Animal (2013-06-08), ...) - ^z - 2015-12-10