Like the soil, mind is fertilized while it lies fallow, until a new burst of bloom ensues. (Dewey,J. Art As Experience. (1934)The Berkley Publishing Group, page 23)
How to distinguish between laying fallow and procrastination?
The inherent grace of laying fallow. It probably doesn't mean dark horrible addicted hours trapped in endless games of computer solitaire. The 'wins' in vegas solitaire contaminate the terrain with a fear of losing.