Little thoughts. Ephemeral thoughts. Shower thoughts. Toilet thoughts.
I hope to encourage you of the importance of noticing and deeply engaging with the passing ideas that seem so insignificant, yet are truly life-changing. At the start of this short piece, I will refer to these ideas as ‘little thoughts’, but by the end, I hope to be referring to them in their true nature – ‘catalysts for grandeur’.
The Japanese refer to the writings of little thoughts as ‘Zuihitsu’. An art in which the casual and freewheeling approach inspired the words of Tenth-century writers such as Sei Shonagon – whom Linda Chance describes as a writer casually inviting the reader into their world ‘to sit down… for a long chat’.