“You have to open your mind but not so much that your brain falls out.” The professor at the front of the room perched at the podium.
There wasn’t much I agreed with him on, but that point struck me.
The statement was directed to politics and social issues, but what about writing?
Having an open mind as a writer is pretty vital, but is there a point when it’s too much? Should we try to protect our brains to some extent?
Rain 27 out of 30 days.
That’s a lot of water and a lot of time inside with a seven-month old.
When it finally cleared just a couple days ago, I went outside and sat there. No phone or laptop, no ipad, no music playing or Netflix blaring. I breathed and kept breathing. Exposing ourselves to cultures and trends, news and social sites–all the crazy things the world has to offer isn’t a bad thing, but when do we step back? When do we take moments to protect our greatest writing asset, the brain. So it doesn’t fall out.
That’d be messy.