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    Default Please help me with these sentence. I got stuck...

    Here is a paragraph from the article, Don't just do something; stand there. (Don't just do something; stand there - Los Angeles Times)
    And I got stuck on the underlined sentence. What does that mean? What is the coherence between it and those examples? I've been thinking for a while, and for a moment, I thought I got it, but wasn't 100 percent sure.
    Can anyone help me with this? Many many many thanks.

    Creativity sometimes seems to be given to us, when rhythm and image fly together: a red kite dancing in a clear blue sky. But such transcendence presupposes other times, too often seen as lost or wasted. When Dorothy Allison was working on her novel "Cavedweller," she listened to the same piece of country music over and over, swaddling herself in its sound. James Baldwin apprenticed himself to Bessie Smith. Sylvia Plath took a surprising number of baths. Balzac slept till midnight, then dressed himself in a white monk's habit and wrote till midnight, fueled by fierce black coffee, for as much as 15 hours at a stretch. Pablo Neruda liked to spend part of each day working in his garden. When Alice Walker came to write "The Color Purple," she left Brooklyn and retreated to the country, sewing quilts and listening to the trees.

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Please help me with these sentence. I got stuck...

    All the examples given are of what many people might seem like wasting time - do you need several baths a day or to listen to the same song over and over - but that can give rise to great creativity.

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    Default Re: Please help me with these sentence. I got stuck...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    All the examples given are of what many people might seem like wasting time - do you need several baths a day or to listen to the same song over and over - but that can give rise to great creativity.

    Got it, thank you so much.

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