Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How about one more pop quiz? I can quit anytime I want.

Today is a better day -- thanks to a glass of Sancerre, leftover enchiladas, and music. I've been working through a lot of internal stuff lately and finally had a minor breakthrough when I reread The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. The first time I read it I thought it was hokey, but the message finally clicked.

Resistance is real. Find a way to deal with it. Do work.

I wonder how many times I'm going to have to relearn that lesson. Not so quick, that one...

Owl City sings "Hello Seattle" in my ears. I'm starting to think things are possible that haven't occurred to me seriously since I was five years old. I blame school. Clearly I am a recovering student. I was good at it too... meaningless repetitive tasks for arbitrary rewards. Explains why I like World of Warcraft so much.


Maya said...

I blame school too! Zapped all my creativity. I was good at it too...

Carla said...


Oh, my goodness. If only you knew how much I relate at this very moment.

I have a word for this. It comes from a recording I transcribed YEARS ago. It involved a Mandarin interpreter who struggled with English who translated a word as "severiously".

How BRILLIANT is that word? Why do we not already have this word in English? It is both severe and serious. It's SEVERIOUS. I love it.

Christy said...

Thanks, Maya and Carla. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Carla, that's a great word. When I combine words it's usually way less interesting, like trag for trash and bag. I may have to start throwing severiously around to help it catch on.