Express Yourself

The Art of Staring Into Space

Creativity happens when you find the courage to do absolutely nothing

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II spent much of my time in school staring out of windows. In class, I only had to glance at the birds wheeling in the sky and I would be lost for a minute, two, 10, 20… until my teachers yelled at me for daydreaming and broke the spell.