Friday, January 9, 2009

All the potential of the day . . .

Well, folks, the potential energy I started with in the early part of the day has long since been converted to kinetic energy. At this point in the evening, I haven't much energy left for words. Happens sometimes. Heck, happens often, actually.

In any case, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes by physicist/engineer Werner von Braun:

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

So true, whether it's science or writing. A lot of wonderful "a-ha" moments occur during the thrashing around that one can call basic research/the creative process/etc.

Hmmmm. I like this quote. I sense there's much more to say about the subject (!... it has potential ...!).

I shall return to it when I have more energy.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this lovely photograph of both potential and kinetic energy to contemplate.

(courtesy of


Helen Ginger said...

Since I tend to write mystery, I'll add that the pic could be a picture of danger.

Dani said...

Wow, Ann. Not only blogging daily, but meaty, dynamic, bookmark-it blog posts! And pictures, too! And links galore. You've got it down now.

Don't forget to ping, just in case. :)


Ann Parker said...

Hello Helen!
You're right ... I can see the body going over the waterfall right now... AAAAaaaaaa..

Hi Dani!
Thanks! Um. What's "pinging?"

Lael Johnson said...

Thanks for the lovely quote, Ann.


Ann Parker said...

You're welcome, Lael. :-)

lucia said...

Wow, over-the-top picture (so to speak). Am still trying to figure out pinging. Thanks for this!