The faster I go, the behinder I get
27 August 2008
I have posts…hmm, what are these posts doing? Are they simmering like stew? Are they building themselves up in my brain like coral on a reef? Are they brewing like tea? There are so many metaphors for the black-box backbrain process of writing, of bringing ideas together to the point where words may give them shape.
But I’m not there yet. I would be, except that I
hate hate hate hate Windows! have experienced three hours a few technical difficulties this morning. And I have places to go and things to do, and the posts that are… mulching, fermenting, gestating: whatever they’re doing, they’re not done. And I really need to be finishing up the Humans At Work website because I want it ready for beta testing before I go off next week to sit for eight hours on uncomfortable chairs with some mind-numbing talk show blasting from a corner TV waiting for my turn to be rejected for jury duty.
Sometimes life is all about the details. I can handle details, but it’s not always a fun experience. My parents are both great at managing details. Why did I not get these cheerful give-me-a-list-and-stand-back genes? Because the universe needs a good laugh every once in a while, and today it’s my turn to pop out of the little box wearing a funny nose and waving my arms back and forth. And probably not getting as much done as I would like. Ah well…I’ve said before that I don’t believe in fate or god, but I can’t resist this quote:
I was put on this earth to accomplish a number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. – Who knows who said this, but it’s true
However, do not feel sorry for me. I have become quite good at rewarding myself for entering the
ninth circle of hell detail zone, and so one of the things on my list today is this.
Enjoy your day, whatever you’re doing!