As this day draws to its close, I am firmly decided I will show up at this keyboard and create something. Sometimes, when the creativity seems to elude me because I’ve let so many other things come ahead of it during the day, I like to tempt myself to tap these keys without a lot of thought.

I like to choose a word, hop over to Spotify and put on a short playlist (the one playing right now is 13 minutes and three songs long) and give…