Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Moment of Clarity

After waking up and reading two more essays for a writing class (read a few last night -and might I add these are 20 page pieces) that meets on Tuesday I went for a run. When I got back, I showered and met by tutee for our weekly tutoring session. When I came home, I worked on a ten-minute play I am trying to submit to a women's playwriting festival. Then I started reading the 700 page book I have to write a report on by next Monday, while doing the laundry at my busted laundry mat that has almost no working dryers. When I came home, I had to spread my damp laundry all over the apartment so that it "air dries" by tomorrow morning. I remembered I have to write a blog post today to stick with my daily blogging November goal. And now I have to go back and read that 700 page book again since this week I have very few nights free. (Writing class, co-op shift, a meeting)

I heard a comic last week, Louis C.K., tell the entire Beacon Theatre to turn their cell phones off and stop tweeting. "Just live your life. Stop telling everyone about it." I appreciated his sentiment as I feel this blogging/tweeting world is a bit overwhelming. Since as far as I can remember, I have loved words. Whether reading or writing, trying to figure out lyrics to songs, watching an actor perform a five-minute monologue or playing Scrabble, words have always been something that moved something inside of me. Words have the power to free me, comfort me, and disappoint me. And while I am happy to be busting my ass right now on getting my writing out there, there comes a time when you just want to crack a beer and watch the Giants game. Looking forward to Thanksgiving break, where at least some of the reading assignments will be done and I can watch football and eat all day long.

2 comments:

Carmen said...

amen sister. and you have a busy life indeed!

Mike said...

Would you like to play me in another game of scrabble then?? Thanksgiving break will be awesome and Louis C.K. rocks.