Thought for the day – on daydreaming

‘What are the satisfactions of solitude? Silence, or choosing to fill the silence; the space to concentrate; equally important, the freedom not to concentrate – to dawdle imaginatively, to “think” about nothing in particular. It has never seemed so urgent to make the case for the daydreamer as an endangered species. Time thinking about nothing is time well spent.’

– James Campbell, in last week’s Times Literary Supplement