On Random Thoughts

When you visit others infrequently, they’re always changing. When you visit yourself infrequently, you never change a thing.

Can I be the only one to think of random shit like this at stop lights?

I doubt it. It’s as if those words came to me from somewhere, or someone, else. They smacked me in the skull when I least expected it. But I guess all thoughts dance around our world in that manner. Bouncing around through the ages, too. That’s a little poetic but it must be true. Because wtf does a wise play on words have to do with urban planning.

Maybe it came from the place where damned fortune cookie wisdom, the advice that was a bit too verbose to fit on a slip of paper, goes to die. Maybe I read it in a book somewhere.

I don’t know why it chose me.

Either way, it was a tourist in my mind today. Right before the angry honk sent it off to vacation in another skull.

And, for a moment, it was a Tourist in yours.

Note: Back in the day, like a few hundred years ago, everyone thought of creativity in this way. Look, it’s kinda scientific – I don’t want to get into it right now. But you should watch this TED talk – if you have 19 minutes and 28 seconds.

Don’t play yourself. You know you do.

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