“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” –Kurt Vonnegut
I broke my hand recently. It happened when stress and frustration joined forces with my fear of being found a fraud. Together they conspired against the better angels of my nature to hobble me. It is tough to type now.
I tried using voice recognition software as a means of dictation to build a MS Word document. My computer barely survived the ordeal.
As a result, correspondence will be slowed in the near future.
Since breaking my hand I’ve noticed that, having heard the story, people fall into one of two categories: 1) Those who show empathy/sympathy for the frustration that I felt, and 2) Those who make the obvious remark that hitting a cabinet is a stupid choice. I am ever fascinated by those who feel the need to state the obvious. I am also fascinated by religious television programming. Not that Pat Robertson states the obvious. Rather, it is the lack of self-awareness–combined with the compulsion to force one’s voice, regardless how awkwardly, into any given situation–that bind the Pat Robertsons and the “Staters of the Obvious” in this world.
We’ve all but sold our house. The projected closing date is December 30th. We’ve been here before not here, per-se, but within eyesight; time will tell…she always do.
For some time I’ve wanted to do a blog with a long view on vision. A blog that has a magazine-like philosophy of content. The other day, while driving northbound on State Route 3 between Belfair and Sunnyslope, it came to me. I realized the topic: DIY paint projects. I decided that I want to do photo-shoots and interviews with anyone who has refurbished a car, wall, dresser, room, or anything else using their imagination–rather than cash–as the impetus of revelation. I’ve already lined up my first interview. The blog will be called: Rattle Candy…provided no one has already taken the name…
Was hitting the cabinet a stupid choice? The answer is rendered moot if it fails to clearly present itself prior to hitting the cabinet.
I posted some pictures of a new obsession of mine: Stencil Graffiti, on my Tumblr…Check it out here