Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blinking Cursor

Every day, when I'm busy and don't have time to post, I've got ideas galore of what I'd like to write in this empty box. But when the time comes for me to actually post something, when I've got a few extra minutes or an hour, even, I can't seem to come up with a single topic that does this blinking cursor justice.

"Why don't you write your ideas down?" you might ask. Because it might interrupt the flow of whatever it is I'm in the middle of: work, driving, talking on the phone. Because I think, "Ooooo, that's good! I'll remember that." And then I don't.

Of course, there are also all those semi-ideas--the ones that briefly cross my conscious mind but need more formulation, more contemplation and explanation before they'll make anything close to a coherent commentary.

So tonight, I'm gonna leave you with a few observations I've made this week:

  1. There's something beautiful in the realization that a person loves you enough to go out in the cold and get you ice cream just because you said you had a taste for it.

  2. Cuddling with your cat while reading a good book can cure a case of the blues.

  3. Having a treadmill in your dining room does not mean that you will exercise at any time of the day or night just because it's there and you can.

  4. Having a treadmill in your dining room does, however, mean that you will feel bad for not exercising at any time of the day or night.

  5. Experiencing your own emotions after hiding them for so long is really. hard. work.

  6. Not smothering those same emotions with pasta and candy bars and cookies and peanut butter is even harder.

  7. There's a smell that clings to my clothes and my hair after I walk outside in the dry, winter cold that is so fresh and clean it makes me want to bury my nose in my shirt, close my eyes and breath deep breaths without a care for the fact that I'm at my desk at work and should be reading or editing something oh-so-important.

  8. There's a lot of pleasure in doing it anyway.

What have you observed this week?

1 comment:

ms. biped said...

ooh, good post!

yes, emotions...hard work when unburying them.

my treadmill is in the basement. :)

and...the smell of the cold outside when it comes inside is one of my favorites. my dog's hair absorbs scent really well, and i love to stick my face in her hair when she comes in from the yard.

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