Brain fuel: blueberries on a whole grain waffle, caffeine, learning new words. The older we get, the harder we have to fight to keep those synapses jumping, those dendrites branching.
These are pictures from “Brain Food Saturday.” The clever mug is from Creative Nonfiction. It’s hefty, stylish and you won’t feel stupid for buying it once you hold it in your hot little hand. It’s a nice reminder that when you feel empty from writing, go out among some people, listen, and you’ll come back full of words.
And by the way, congratulations to Kathy Rhodes over at FIRST DRAFT Laying Down The Words. Her blog entry, “An Open Letter,” has been selected for inclusion in The Best of Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3, edited by Lee Gutkind, and will be published by W. W. Norton in July 2009.
I woke up with the most incredible, nearly full-blown story in my head. It was a richly detailed dream, complete with the first, middle and last name of the main character. I stumbled into my favorite chair with a legal pad and wrote for two hours before breakfast.
Today’s blueberry breakfast turned into a semi-fancy Sunday brunch with the addition of walnuts and a skinny latte, yummy with foam, cinnamon and vanilla.