February 9, 2016
Every single evening I open a new document in Word and for a few moments I ask myself: what could I write about?
Do you know what a writer experiences while facing a blank page? Well, I couldn’t put it in words. What I can say is that the feeling is not something one would wish to have.
And here I am again: page almost blank. I have just written a first paragraph (three if I want to be exact, although one of them is not a paragraph at all) but that doesn’t help me at all to move on.
It might be because I can still feel the strain of the day: it’s been a long one as we get closer to the magazine publishing in February or it might be because I didn’t enjoy my sleep last night.
As there was quite a bit of snow last night, the crews were sent to clean the paths in the complex and they started work around two a.m. and ended at around 3:45. That offered Rex the occasion to show how nice he could bark and with all that racket, no one could have slept on a radius of about 20 meters at least, I suppose.
However, I was the direct recipient of the show and nothing I tried, from treats to threats, didn’t deter him from showing his displeasure at the noises he could hear from outside.
Anyway, the day is almost gone, there are only eight minutes left and it seems the night will be a little similar to the previous one.
My daughter has just passed by to say “Good night!”, which actually happens every night, but Rex, who was already sleeping, took exception to that and he started protesting and he’s been doing that for a few minutes already.
This must be the weirdest dog in the galaxy, in my opinion. There’s little that satisfies him and he is not shy in expressing his displeasure.
It’s been a day of surprises, and not really pleasant ones. I was sick in January for about two weeks, and I have even missed work for a few days, and it seems that I have also missed answering to emails. I simply continued with the ones coming afterwards.
Today, organizing the email box (actually, I was looking for a specific email, which of course I haven’t found), I realized that there have been people (and not one or two, but quite a good number of them) still waiting for answers that have never come from me.
It’s been embarrassing and unprofessional and I do hate it when I’m in the wrong. Moreover, I never know how to apologize properly: sometimes it seems too much and other times too little, but I never find the middle line.
I find solace in the fact that it was Tuesday.
I might be broad-minded (I don’t miss modesty, as you can see) but I still have a few superstitions and I cling onto them.
Tuesdays are never good days for me. If something must go wrong, then a Tuesday is the perfect day for that. Now, Fridays and the 13th are perfect. I have a lot of luck. This month, there’s not so much luck, as Friday will be the 12th.
However, the year of the monkey started and everyone says it would be a great year. Didn’t they say the same about last year and the year before?
Nevertheless, every year can be great if you know what to make out of things. Even the negative ones may have a positive and lasting effect in the end. That’s my opinion only and you shouldn’t count too much on it.
I think that enough is enough. I have spent the day mostly in front of the computer and besides some bizarre dreams I had while I fell asleep for about an hour in the afternoon, nothing special happened. The only thing I could tell you it is that a bus was involved, as well as a very strange attire inappropriate when one is waiting for a bus and a very interesting message coming on my cell phone.
But let’s not get into details. Each of you have had bizarre dreams, I’m sure. You can fill in the blanks without my help.
Better yet, I’ll say goodbye and see you soon. Maybe, who knows?
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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