Fresh Peaches

Life is better than death because it’s less boring and there are fresh peaches.
Alice Walker

The mind that links life, death, boredom, and fresh peaches is a free mind.

Everyone’s mind makes all kinds of links, but it takes practice to notice what those links are — we have a tendency to silence our originality lest others find us strange.

Practice: Notice. That’s all, simply notice.

Advanced practice: When you picture yourself playing dominoes with your long-dead grandparents, use a word you’re surprised to find in your vocabulary, or do anything else that lands you in unfamiliar territory, identify the links that led you there.

Related practices: Perfect, Intensify to Identify