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Daily Inspiration: Julio Cortázar on Distraction

"All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate."

I don’t know much about “profound” distraction, more the leyman’s variety, although it’s safe to trust Argentinian short story writer Julio Cortázar. He is the grandfather of the “South American Boom” of writers (think Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes), and knows a thing or two about when to focus, when to write, and when to get lost in profound distraction. Perhaps today is a good day to find some curious and unusual distractions.

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