Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Static in, static out
Static. It becomes like static, sometimes, when there are so many things to be done and all of them must be done very, very soon, and each is as important as the other. In my head, if I'm not careful, all the things I'm not working on in a given moment can create quite a brain buzz, distracting me from the thing I'm actually doing.
Left on its own, such a brain buzz gets loud enough to interfere. I'm learning to recognize more quickly when this is happening and that the only thing to do is take a break.
So, I took off my apron and Orion and I ate fish sticks and mac and cheese outside, then played some basketball and chase around the trees. Next it was to swing on the garden swing, watch the sunset, see the bats come out and get a couple of shots of Orion's magic hair.
This static is okay. An invisible force we can play with, as with magnets.
And as usual, a little play cleared away the other, less friendly sort.
Posted by lisa at 6:50 PM