I woke up three times in the night trying to solidify a blog post idea for today that was flitting around my mind. But like the beautiful, colorful, yet elusive butterflies that grace my gardens from the spring to the fall, the idea flitted away. I woke with nothing.
I have been carrying a small notebook in my purse for a while now to catch these elusive ideas, and sometimes I do. I bought a tape-recorder many years ago and kept it in my car for those times when my mind loves to play as I drive along a highway. I rarely used it. Instead, when a wayward, yet interesting thought pops into my head, I try my old memorization technique of repetition until I can get someplace where I can write it down. That usually works during the day. But at night, not so much.
Perhaps another little notebook on my bedside table?
My next task is to get myself organized and collect the snippets I do catch somewhere I can find them again. Maybe next year will be the year.
So here’s to the fascinating post that never made it out of my head and you and I will never read.
Do you ever lose great ideas? What do you do to catch and keep them?