I am writing this post after a 2+ hour brainstorming session, and I am flush with excitement. Looking at my calendar for the year, planning out what exciting things are coming up...it's a thrilling rush, and it sparks my creativity like nothing else.
The word "brainstorm" itself is kind of exciting. It evokes images of cracking lightning, thunderous clouds rolling over the folds and crevices of our dura mater (see...graduate school DID pay off!), and sparkling clearings of brilliant ideas. Thoughts that have never been thunk. Strokes of genius.
I happen to be in the very fortunate position of being a acquainted with MANY people who are creative, interesting, and intelligent, which has led me to experience some truly inspirational brainstorming sessions.
To be able to trust another with your ideas, to combine them into one and watch it grow exponentially: this is the joy of a great brainstorm.
"It is easier to tone down a wild idea than to think up a new
one."- Alex Osborn