Seeing an attractive swag lamp hanging above an empty bathroom stall, a man and raised his smartphone to take a picture of the scene. At the same moment, another man came busting into the bathroom from the bar. Spotting the camera, the man entering stopped dead in his tracks and abruptly asked: "Is there someone else in here?"
muse attack \myooz\
1. The terrible, beautiful surge of creative inspiration, good ideas, and general brilliance bestowed upon a person—often in a most inconvenient place, sometimes over a duration of time. Generally accompanied by a sense of urgency and need to capture the ideas before they disappear, or before more new inspiration overwhelms the last.
Ex: "She was riding her bike in the pouring rain up a steep hill and was already late to meet her date, but she kept having to stop and scrounge around her purse for receipts and tiny scraps of paper to write down ideas for her novel. The rain caused her pen to write poorly and her paper to tear, and still the ideas from this muse attack caused her novel to become a bestseller."
Light, smoke, and mirrors.