I hear music when there's no one there... that's the title of a wistful old song you may have heard. In business conversations, hearing music that nobody else hears is a rare and extraordinarily useful talent. It turns out it's teachable, and in an enjoyable (and surprising) way.
Lately I've been opening up the last boxes from moving in at home. One box had all the refrigerator postits, photos, sayings, and etc. from my old place. One that I love is a newspaper photo, from a stage performance, of an acrobat in a position that seems to violate the laws of physics. Here it is:
see also: experimentation