Wilderness thoughts are like captured wild animals. You can secure them. Bring them back to the lab for study. But don’t get any ideas of taking them for a walk in the neighborhood or making them wear a cute sweater. They’ll have a finger if you’re not careful, before scampering off to the nearest park or open space. It’s best to let them be. To observe in their natural habitat. Like a bear meandering along a stream. Take a picture in your mind. Record in memory the wild notion in its natural habitat. Let the beast roam.