That was the title of Seth Godin’s blog post today.
Here’s the full post:
This is the Inuit word for “sitting together in the darkness, quietly, waiting for something creative or important to occur.” Of course, this works. The only difficult part is doing it. We’re buzzy people, inundated with noise, using it to hide from the important work that’s right in front of us.
The first time I read it I thought that perfectly describes what I do every night when trying to write my blog.
But then I read it a second time and realized there were a couple of key differences.
First I’m sitting alone.
And second, it doesn’t always work.
I have mastered the ‘sitting in the darkness quietly waiting for something creative or important to occur’, with emphasis on the word waiting.
But as the title of my blog suggests, nothing creative or important happens and what I’m left with is just a lot of blather.
Maybe what I’m doing every night is a half-qarrtsiluni…