I just came across an article that my My Aunt B sent me last March called "The joy of boredom".
"There is a strong argument that boredom -- so often parodied as a glassy-eyed drooling state of nothingness -- is an essential human emotion that underlies art, literature, philosophy, science, and even love."
"The most creative people are known to have the greatest toleration for long periods of uncertainty and boredom."
"We are most human when we feel dull. Lolling around in a state of restlessness is one of life's greatest luxuries ... It is in these times of reflection that people often discover something new, whether it is an epiphany about a relationship or a new theory about the way the universe works."
This is great news!
The dogs and I should have an epiphany coming any minute now.
We're still waiting....