I think it is quite likely that a piece of poetry or prose will engender a similar feeling when I see a great piece of art or when I hear or see something that evokes the same feeling.
We will see.
In order for the Note-Making System to work well, each note is an island, a single thought, concept, idea, thought or feeling.
However the Note-Making System builds bridges between these islands and connects these items together over time.
In time, if enough of these coalesce, you’ll have a landmass, full of inter-connected goodliness.
If that metaphor doesn’t work for you, try this instead.
Each simple note is a building block. If you put enough of these together, you’ll have a bank, a library or supermarket.
- a note should be about one thing — but your aim over time is to capture as much as possible, the entirety of that thing
- so a simple note has just one idea, but overtime you will add further connections to it
- these connections will in due course allow you to distill, or squeeze, the goodness out all of that information to form a Cornerstone Note.
- that way it’s easier to form connections across topics and concepts.
- they should be Densely Linked to make this easier to happen.