Lullabuoy – An idea that keeps floating into your head and prevents you from drifting off to sleep.
It happens to us right as we go to bed. There’s this little mental lightbulb in the back of your head. You’ve just had an epiphany, but you are sleepy, and so, maybe you should sleep on it. Sorry, not gonna happen! That lullabuoy is going to float around in your head, and not let those dreams come in. You have to get up and get this lightbulb turned off. So, you go and write down your idea quickly, but then the lullabuoy comes back, and it grows, so you need to get up again and hastily scratch down some more notes until your idea might come to fruition. Lullabuoys most likely occur to those in the engineering and inventing professions, but lullabuoys can hit just about anyone who is looking to improve how something works or find a more efficient way to do something. The only problems with lullabuoys, is that they will never be the idea that stops insomnia. They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but it seems that most inventions started out as lullabuoys. Perhaps Edison invented the lightbulb due to a lack of sleep, and just needed something brighter to write his notes down by than midnight oil. I really do hope we see more lullabuoys become realities. Hoepfully, when those who do have lullabuoys present them in their full prototype, those who are in power to bring them to the world won’t discount them. Too much of that sort of thing has happened already.