Saturday, March 3, 2012

Brilliance Captured!

Three weeks ago, February 5 to be exact I came upon a Facebook post about Aqua Notes. I know this because posts are dated on Facebook. Talking about Facebook, what about that new timeline format. I don’t know about you, but I hate it! I keep putting off changing over. If I ignore it, maybe it will just go away. But I digress and need to rein in my meandering thoughts. As I was saying on February 5, my Facebook friend Michelle McLean posted about Aqua Notes. She said she had gotten them as a Christmas present and they were great. When I saw them and read, “No more great ideas down the drain!” I knew I had to get my hands on one of these nifty note pads.

I was always having my most brilliant wordy ideas in the bath and shower. It’s were genius never fails to strike and I rarely have pen and paper at hand. I did attempt to capture these golden thoughts a few times, but the paper always ended up too soggy and the pen wouldn’t write over the water spattered page.

Imagine my excitement when I read Michelle McLean’s post. I just knew I had to have one of those notepads. Michelle directed me to Amazon…where else? It seems you can get anything imaginable on Amazon. I excitedly placed my order for not one but two Aqua Notes. On February 14 the box containing my Aqua Notes arrived. Oh the excitement! I ripped that box open, ran upstairs and positioned my note pads re instructions, one in the shower and one on the side of the bath. I was ready. Those brilliant ideas would be captured and I was on my way to being sought after by every agent and publisher this side of the North Pole. I couldn’t wait to take my first bath.

Well nothing came to mind on that first bath. Never mind I comforted myself, there is always tomorrow morning’s shower. Alas, no brilliance then either. For the next 15 days I stared at the unused Aqua Notepad in frustration.

Last night I decided to ignore the Aqua pad. I put on my music, closed my eyes and let my mind drift. And guess what? Words started to pop. Words then formed into sentences. I was thrilled when they began to sway and flow with the tempo of the music. I revelled in them. “At last,” I sighed, ”but will I remember them?” Exasperated voice in back of head roared, ”Write them down on your friggin notepad you eejit!” My eyes shot open with the fright of voice’s roar. I thanked voice for the reminder, though I bristled slightly at the name calling. I seized the moment, grabbed the Aqua Notes pencil and scribbled down the brilliance that was searing through me. Finally I captured some of those dazzling ideas and inspired word formations.
It was worth the wait!

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Old Kitty said...

Yay for aqua notes!! What a fab invention - glad you finally used them!

Take care

Theresa Milstein said...

I can't believe Aqua Notes really exists. Glad when brilliance strikes, you're prepared!

KarenG said...

Never heard of them but they sound amazing! And I'm with you on the facebook design. Big YUK!

Tracy said...

Ann, what a fantastic idea...who would have thought! guess I need to head to Amazon; does that mean my wonderful thoughts in the shower will disappear? :)

Brigid said...

Such a mad invention, Ann:)
My kids would love them, hope all is well with you and yours.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Oh this world of ours. You only need to wish and there it is - who couldn't believe in fairies?

I laughed so much I nearly drowned in my bath, whoops, that can't be right, I don't have a bath, only a shower!


Jemi Fraser said...

Those notes are priceless! It's amazing how water can get our brain moving! Have fun :)

Robyn Campbell said...

So funny how you couldn't use them until you finally let loose and let your mind wander. I HAVE to get those. I gotta have 'em! :-)

Words A Day said...

Isnt amazon wonderful! I love the sound of those aqua notes:) I wonder if they'll lead to a flood of water themed stories and poems:) Enjoy!

Mary said...

These sound totally cool! Thanks for sharing.

I left you an award at my blog if you want to 'swing by' and pick it up!

Charlotte Rains Dixon said...

Aqua Notes would be great for walking in the rain, which is a common occurrence here in Oregon. I always seem to get ideas when I'm out walking!

Katrina DeLallo said...

I LOVE this idea! What a great, great thing! I think it's going on my birthday wish list. LOL