I listened to this interview on NPR Saturday morning. It’s with Jakob Dylan and Neko Case. Part of the interview concerned songwriting. Mr. Dylan talked about writing songs for his latest album in three weeks, and said if he had three months or three years, he would take three months or three years to write the songs. Sounds like he works best under pressure. Ms. Case said some of her best songs come to her while washing dishes. Sounds like letting the mind go where it will helps her creative side. We all think, learn, work, and create differently. For me, sometimes it seems that there are so many ideas that they can’t be captured fast enough. At other times, I seem to have to force something—anything—to come to the surface. That’s why I’m taking a creative vacation, of sorts. I am freeing the mind to go where it will by doing mundane tasks that require little thought. Taking walks. Musing. This is hard for me to do, but I’m going to try for a while. And, oh, yes, I’m going to dye some yarns too!