Thursday, December 8, 2011

What is this like?

I'm currently reading a YA novel (The Medici Seal, if anyone is interested) in which Leonardo da Vinci is an important character. The narrator/protagonist describes how completely focused da Vinci could become -- to the point that time, physical conditions, and project assistants became non-existent.

I have a friend (LG--Hi!) who could block out the world when doing homework with Tori Amos playing in the background. Her powers of concentration still wow me.

Driving everybody home from school this afternoon, I was listening to an Irish novelist on the radio & he said something about the writing process that I am going to be mentally digesting for a long time: I'm so intent that it's as if I'm not there.


Ellen Fehr said...

Very interesting, indeed!

Lisa G. said...

Oh boy, LOL. Um, thanks for the shout-out! I was actually just thinking about that the other day...when I'm reading something I can be totally unaware that someone is attempting to hold a conversation with me.