A Thirteen-Minute Freewriting Exercise


n. A writing exercise in which a person writes quickly and continuously, with a free association of ideas, especially as a means of initiating a more focused composition.

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Here goes.  I’ve got to keep writing and not stop to think.  Fernando Pessoa said that the heart would stop beating if it could think.  I agree.  Thinking means judgment.  What place is there for judgment when it comes to passion?

What is my passion?  Exploring ideas!  Ideas are unexplored territory, and I am an explorer.  No subject is off limits.  I used to hate mathematics in high school.  Not anymore.

What adventures I have!  What a charge I get when I learn something new.  I would have enjoyed school more and taken full advantage of the educational opportunities if I had had my present attitude while at school.

Oh well, it is never too late to learn.  I want to learn everything, and I want to learn it NOW.  This, of course, includes patience.

Where does my impatience come from?  A past life?  I believe in reincarnation, but I know that it is not true.  People familiar with A Course In Miracles will know that the previous sentence makes sense.

Freewriting includes doodling:

Timer.  My thirteen minutes is over.



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I am Minnie and Chic's son.