Do you refer to half-finished projects as being on the back burner? I’ve been thinking about this saying recently, one reason being that I’m going back to work full-time in a demanding but satisfying job so I will need to put aside some of the creative ventures that take up my time and ideas I have for the near future.
I visited a glass factory in Yangon Myanmar where rejects were put out under the trees – definitely on the back-burner! Eventually everything would be recycled. The place sparkled in the sunshine and looked for all the world like an Aladdin’s cave full of treasure.
My friends and I were invited to look for anything we might want – it was like a treasure hunt. I bought a large, wonderfully lop-sided, bowl and a number of small paper weights.
When things are laid aside, it’s not necessarily the end for them. Partially finished projects, plans or ideas can be refined, redesigned and invested with new life – they’ll wait for you.