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Saturday, September 24


It's amazing that no matter what life is shelling out around us, we can generally stay immersed in our own world.

I know that Rita is destroying a lot. But, I still got up, went to work, and didn't think about it until it came on the news. Selfish or human nature?

Good, hard physical labor soothes the soul.

Yesterday, I was caught up in all things trivial and depressing. Then, I helped a friend rip up carpet for a few hours. Before starting, we all looked around and stared, thinking "Where do we start? How much can we get done tonight?" We picked a corner and just did. A few hours later, we looked around and I realized that nothing is really, inherently impossible.

Anxiety makes time move slower.

Megan is out to a few friends to critique. It seems as if they have had it for years instead of a few days. I want to know. I want to fix it up. I don't want to wait anymore. Argh.


at 8:38 PM, September 24, 2005, Anonymous melly said...

I love physical labour. When I was going through some hardship I decided to paint and re-tile the bathroom. The physical labour was liberating, I didn't need to think and instead of sitting, waiting, anxious, I was busy and tired.
Love your thoughts - only too true.

at 8:20 AM, September 27, 2005, Blogger Carter said...

In Zen Buddhism, they teach "chop wood, carry water". It's a great way to carry your mind away from your concerns and focus on something that is important and useful for a while. Plus, you get good physical benefits from it and a sense of accomplishing something.

at 5:30 PM, October 05, 2005, Blogger Stationery Queen said...

Some jobs seems so big until you actually start doing them. Then you're all "Why didn't I think I could do this?"



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