And all I actually have to offer as a writer, is my version of life.
— Anne Lamott
Friday, January 21, 2011
WITH A CIRCUS MIND RUNNING
Woods behind Jason's house.
M asked the other day: I am curious why a really great work session made you tired rather than energizing you?
Robert, Christine, and I were going over storyboards, checking the narrative, adding storyboards, renumbering, and then thinking about the whole production. It was great and it was fun, but it was tiring. A lot of concentration on small details is exhausting.
Laurie, I definitely suffer from SAD. I did get out today and dig the car out of the snow (it wasn't that bad) to drive to the grocery store. The sun was out for awhile. Cooder and I did a bit of basking. The day ended up quite windy and cold. There will probably be a lot of ice tomorrow. (And sorry you found the RT track to be too sad.)
Kira, here are some pics from Connecticut in the snow.
Woods next to Jason's house.
I did feel better today. Of course, I did not get enough done. I think the non-drinking helped quite a bit. It will be a bit of a challenge, again, this weekend, as an old friend is in town. I am more of a drinker than she, but the temptation will be there. It is my plan to avoid. But one doesn't want to be rude.
I am considering challenging myself to a day without computers. No email. No Netflix. Maybe not even a post. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty daunting to me. I might have to hide my Blackberry.
My friend Beth has a ritual "Day of Silence" fairly regularly. She doesn't even allow herself to swear at her pets or anything. No writing email. No telephoning. You would probably learn a lot and be surprised by the day.
Maybe I will practice my "day without computers" when I go
Looking SW in Ledyard, CT.
up to the Adirondacks next month. I could just leave my laptop at home and be without for more than one day.
In the beginning, the practice here was to get used to writing every day. And to apply the teachings of yoga to the challenges of writing and yoga. I am going on three months of daily posts. But, other than an increase in yoga breathing exercises (thanks again Susannah B.), not much physical yoga practice.
Now, I will be thinking about whether to continue this experiment. Does it provide something for me? Does it provide something for you?