BOOK HOLDER, WATER BOTTLE AND CREATIVE FLOW
The book holder I use kept falling when I placed a large book in it, or turned the pages of a book it was holding. Obviously the supporting leg was not strong enough. “How do I make the leg stronger?” I thought.
I did not notice, but I went into an altered state of consciousness when I became absorbed in solving the problem. It was a creative trance. I was not thinking. Something was thinking for me, and I was channeling its thoughts.
The thought came, “Alter a 1.5 liter water bottle.” But it wasn’t my thoughts or actions altering the bottle. Something had taken over. I cut the bottle down several inches, and cut a slit for the book-holder leg to go through. I taped the edges with packing tape to dull their sharpness. Again I wasn’t thinking. I wasn’t aware I was doing this while I was doing it. It was only after when I looked at the finished product that I thought, “Wow! What just happened!”
The book holder no longer falls when I put a large book in it, or turn the pages. I would like to take credit for this invention, but the credit goes to forces far greater than I.