Bitter Grounds - espresso fueled ramblings

Monday, December 18, 2017

This Post-it has been stuck to my desk for months:

 Post-it note with the word "epiphany" written on it

The first part is easy - it's a site I wanted to look up. Not a clue what the epiphany moment was. I remember thinking "THAT'S BRILLIANT" (with multiple exclamation points required) and then the second thought was a fatal "Oh I'll remember this". I keep it on my desk in the vain hope I'll actually remember what the earth shattering idea was. It's really bugging the shit out of me. I'm at that awkward age where I keep pretending my memory is as elastic as it was at 18. If it was, I wouldn't have 6 notepads half started with scribbled little notes. And yes, I do have 6 notepads on the go. I keep leaving them all over the city and have to start a new one when I can't find the old one. When I retrieve the misplaced notepad, usually a friend or customer sends me a note about it, I put it in the pile until it's rotation comes back up.  

Was I going to change the world? Would it lead to enlightenment? Or maybe it was the perfect espresso ratio? Whatever it was, it's lost for ever.

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- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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