Notes about daydreaming

May 6, 2010 permalink


And as she lost consciousness of outer things, and her name and her personality and her appearance, and whether Mr. Carmichael was there or not, her mind kept throwing up from its depths, scenes, and names, and sayings, and memories and ideas, like a fountain spurting over that glaring, hideously difficult white space, while she modelled it with greens and blues.

On daydreaming as a means to get past the terror of the blank canvas. From Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse.