Essays in Idleness
'Leaving something unfinished makes it incomplete and gives one the feeling that there is room for growth.'
A 14th century Japanese essay on Idleness (Tsurezuregusa) by Buddhist monk Yoshida Kenko.
In the preface to 'Tsurezuregusa' Yoshida Kenko reflects upon his practice of writing;
'What a strange, demented feeling it gives me when I realise I have spent whole days before this inkstone, with nothing better to do, jotting down at random whatever nonsensical thoughts that have entered my head.'