This was Erica Jong speaking and not yours truly. I consider her my spiritual mother, although she doesn’t know it. I wish! Though I can’t fathom why she would want another daughter when her real one (I heard) was quite a handful. But then I love Molly Jong-Fast because she was once an alcoholic and then wrote a novel about it. There is hope for me yet.
Back to being idle, daydreaming etc, here’s a nice article http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/the-virtues-of-daydreaming.html if you want to get “scientific” about it.