I love my Kindle for it's instant purchase power and for allowing me to carry an entire bookcase, wherever I want to take it. The one feature that I don't think about unless I'm trying to recall a phrase or piece of information shoved haphazardly into my memory files, is Kindle's highlights feature. It saves those passages that I would normally, in reading a hard copy, mark in neon yellow.
In search of some inspiring words dealing with creativity, art making and focus (keeping up with this blog, specifically) I found the following passages.
Pat Conroy, My Reading Life
Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Reward) of Artmaking
Scrolling through Kindle highlights resulted in two things:
- I found the inspiration to write this post.
- I've decided to re-read Art and Fear. Clearly, I have more words to ingest. Feed me with a spoon, please.