17th August 2019

Lovely Ray Bradbury quote about planting the seeds of ideas with nothing but pick-and-mixed words, via Austin Kleon :

These lists were the provocations, finally, that caused my better stuff to surface. I was feeling my way toward something honest, hidden under the trapdoor on the top of my skull … I was beginning to see a pattern in the list, in these words that I had simply flung forth on paper, trusting my subconscious to give bread, as it were, to the birds.

Open that trapdoor.