Friday, January 16, 2015
There's an unpleasant stew of reasons- Facebook's nownownow, the yammering of email, and oh, yeah, the kid-
who may wake up at any moment, who may cry at any moment, who interrupts thoughts and meals and plans and sleep. Why commit to an activity if it might be torpedoed? Why hop aboard a train of thought if it might derail any second? And when I'm finally -finally! alone- how am I supposed to choose just one solitary activity when I want to stuff every possibility into my mouth at once?
Even my metaphors slink away from themselves, ashamed.
I have trouble writing these days, trouble reading, trouble making myself work. I skim. I jump around. I am called away or lured away and I can't seem to figure out how to come back, sit down, and dig until I stumble out, blinking, on the other side of the world.
For escape, I vaguely remember, is focus's paradoxical gift- for a minute or two or sixty, knuckling down to fly free.