The subtitle of this post could be “Or, How To Not Notice Time Going By”.
When writers are flowing with ideas and they are living in a dream-like world, this is called “flowing” or “in the flow”. When I have been there, I literally did not stop for a meal or notice that I was hungry. I was enjoying myself too much. 🙂
I don’t know what it’s called for painters, but I can imagine it’s something very similar. I imagine that their brush strokes cannot be put on the canvas fast enough, and in their mind’s eye they can already see the finished product.
Sculptors and potters, working with their hands to create lovely objects, perhaps cannot notice anything in their world except their ever-changing, new creation.
I believe that everyone can make time stand still. How? They can live in and enjoy the moment, and nothing else matters. 🙂
Have a great day!
- Achieving flow (keithmaginn.com)