If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Monday, February 11, 2008


...as in "I'm in a."

Last week I was laid low by the flu (or the crud as my colleagues like to call it) and I spent several days in or near bed doing idleness. Now I know this is a good thing because (a) I'm better and (b) taking off from work-related activities is refreshing (I even got to read a little fiction) but now I can't get my game back on.

I'm not behind in anything important and while I have a few deadlines looming at the end of the month there is nothing that can't be cranked out in a day or two if necessary. So really it's not a bad time to be off my game but still it bothers me. Tomorrow is one of the days I spend the morning at home and glued to my research. I'm hoping it restarts my engines.

Tonight I went to the dojo expecting an intense and focused workout. Alas the majority of the class was spent working a very interesting self-defense technique, which although fun, did nothing to help my current state of being.

1 comment:

Dr. Bad Ass said...

Perhaps you're not in a rut, but just taking a pause. I often take some "pause time" between big projects, and I find it allows me to re-attack with renewed energy and interest.