In Dani Shapiro's Still Writing, there's a chapter on teaching ourselves to ride the wave. She instructs her readers to withstand those surges of energy because "everything we need to know, everything valuable, is contained within them."
"If, at one moment, you are sitting quietly at your desk, and then—fugue state alert!—you are suddenly on your knees planting tulips, or perusing your favorite online shopping Web site, and you don’t know how you got there, then the wave has won. We don’t want the wave to win." ~Dani Shapiro, Still Writing
On this day, the wave didn't win. Oh, how it tried. But it did not win.