I’ve heard it said that no stretch of the imagination is as complete as the one used in communication involving late shipments. At the same time, it’s suggested that if you want to stimulate creativity, why not try fishing? An excellent article in the Wall Street Journal explores the science of creativity here.
When Yo-Yo Ma plays his cello today, he still strives for that state of the beginner. “One needs to constantly remind oneself to play with the abandon of the child who is just learning the cello,” Mr. Ma says. “Because why is that kid playing? He is playing for pleasure.”