My mind is in an interesting state the last few days. I know the state well and recognize it as a pause in which my mind digests and re-arranges data… It is the muddled state that can precede the act of creation. This state used to freak me out – until I got used to it.
When working on music I seem to invariably arrive at a point where it seems hopeless and muddled and stale. This is a hard time for a young musician, but one soon discovers that out of that muddled state a brilliant new vision may appear (or not…).
I am old enough to observe the state with slight bemusement and less panic – and a little bit of expectation. Because it seems to be part of a mental process. Not unlike THIS process of shifting memory from one part of the brain to another.