“Thought,” Bachelard says, “is reverie brought to a center. Reverie is thought turned loose.” One of the lessons of reverie is that you have to sleep with your eyes open occasionally so that knowledge can find the path hearts take…Because it generously accords the world the absentmindedness it deserves, reverie is light years distant from being a distraction, which does reality the considerable honor of turning its back on it. In fact, reverie celebrates the rediscovery of understanding and imagination, sets free the secret of disinterest which, because it lets you see beauty without your consent and see nature without ego, invests the world with intense interest.
Work is easing up for me, thank you for your concern. But I still aim to carve out more space for exactly the sort of thing Enthoven poetically muses about here. A lot of my writing comes from having the time to read a plethora of different sources and let the resulting ideas germinate. Even when I have time in the evenings to get online, it takes a while to shift my consciousness into a receptive state for absorbing new thoughts and letting them work their magic in my head. I need to spend a lot of time being useless to the world to feel useful to myself, it seems.