Solidarity in slobbery, anyone? Psychoanalyst Josh Cohen thinks so. As he explains in his book, creativity depends on our connection to that still, silent spot at our core. But the modern obsession with work, which may well be leading us (at best) to lives of interminable preoccupation or (at worst) total burn out, is demonising idleness. Consequently, Cohen argues, the art of nothingness is disappearing.