EVERYONE WHO'S EVER TAKEN A SHOWER
HAS AN IDEA. IT'S THE PERSON WHO GETS OUT OF THE SHOWER, DRIES OFF, AND DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
I'd like to amend it to "taken a shower/bath" if you all don't mind.
This quote makes me think of one of the best gifts my husband ever gave me - a waterproof notebook.
Let me just say that my husband has given me lots of nice things - books signed by my favorite authors, flowers, jewelry - and he's done lots of nice things for me - surprised me with mini trips, painted a room while I was away - but I still think this waterproof notebook will go down in our history together as one of the best gifts. Ever.
(I know he got it for me because he's very thoughtful, but I can't help wondering if he just got tired of hearing me complain about losing good ideas when in the bath or cleaning up after me as I raced around the house, dripping beneath my towel, desperate for a pen and a piece of paper.)
The trick, though, is that after my bath, I need to take that notebook and bring it into my office where I will actually do something with the ideas. Ideas can get soggy, even if they're written in a waterproof notebook.