As I was driving to my client’s home last night, out in the country, I must have been daydreaming and i missed my turn. A few yards down the “new route”, I saw a pile of ginseng slats with a For Sale sign on them. A little voice in my head said “hmmm. I wonder how much they are selling for? I bet I could use them for something, perhaps a fence”.
I turned around and headed down the right road and continued on with my daydreaming, whatever that was about at the time. A few minutes later something caught my eye and again I was inspired: there in the field lay dozens of young cedar trees, with roots attached, uprooted by a giant machine. The farmer had removed the windrow for some reason. And the little voice said, “Now you HAVE to be able to do something with a cedar tree!!” A vision of a wooden spoon popped into my head. (I have a favourite wooden spoon that has been passed down from at least 2 generations and I long to make more spoons just like it. I just have to figure out how to do it.) Anyway, back to the field of dreams: As I envisioned my wishlist spoon, I started to laugh – there are a dozen trees, that’s one heck of a lot of spoons!!!
I might just have to go back there and ask the farmer what his plans are for the trees and perhaps he can part with one or two.
And what would I make from them; what COULD I make from them??
And now my daydreaming takes on a new focus….
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)