The subversive power of ‘flow’

The subversive power of ‘flow’

What is that creative itch that keeps wanting scratched? Why do we get fretful when life’s obligations keep pulling us away from the creative work we want to do? Why is it we expend so much of our time and energy on activities, sometimes quite demanding, that...
Time, boredom and that 4am feeling

Time, boredom and that 4am feeling

When I was a kid, stuck in the family caravan in the Trossachs on yet another rainy weekend I’d get fed up of reading or drawing or staring out the window, and complain to my parents of boredom. I can remember my mother answering briskly “If you’re bored it’s because...

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