I make these grandiose plans such as putting away the laundry or washing the dishes, and instead I read. Attempting to achieve some order in the 2015 archive, I fall asleep at my computer. I put the next years paper appointment book in order while awake….updated all the addresses too.
At least I laugh at myself a lot. Laughter is life saving and life affirming.
As the piles of detritus around me grows, I keep on laughing. I swear, though I put only one thing on a table or counter top, twenty messy things wait for me to turn around and see them.
The same is true of my computer innards. Every year I vow to begin the year in an orderly environment…here or there. Usually I succeed for a few moments. Unless I fall asleep at my computer rocking back and forth while driving G mad with the squeaking’s, the contents of my hard drive get moved into new homes and I settle into spaces labeled 2016.
I carry my baskets of jpgs, hither and yon. This year, I carry my docs basketed carefully in hope that someone would like to make a small chapbook from my Nazi articles. I need to reprint my poetry chapbook as I am down to only one copy. I do like an art form that is portable in multitudes.
As long as I stay awake, the detritus will shrink and the multiples will vanish leaving me laughing.