So what’s happened in the interim? Where have posts 38 to 44 got to?
Well, that’s an easy question to answer – posts 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 and 44 are still in my ‘unpublished’ folder! At least, their titles or placeholders, are!
In short, then with my head stuffed up with the mumbo-jumbo of workplace politics, i.e. a mass of annoyances and grievances about the very existence of the mere concept of a workplace, I have for, over a week, been unable to write even a sentence.
Okay, so that’s a lie!
I did write a couple of lines, or a very short poem, called Obsolete: A Stand-Up Poem, but after that I fell into a long-nervous exhaustion, i.e. I went to work, came back home, worried about work, had nightmares about work, and went back to work, and did all of this on repeat – lots of times.
Okay, so that’s also a lie!
I did do the work stuff, but I also had four days when I wasn’t at work and, to be truthful (as always) I didn’t spend the whole of that time worrying about work. To worry about work for such a long period of time would be to give the workplace a status – in that, it would be to admit that it had ‘got to me’! And, of course, the workplace hasn’t got to me. If it had got to me, I wouldn’t now be in the process of getting it out of me!
Okay, so work did get to me – just a little bit!
But, it didn’t get to me loads. If it had, I wouldn’t be here now, writing this very important post for my readers. And, during those four days, I wouldn’t have done lots of Hinching and sorting. I wouldn’t have collected up every single writing stick in the house and sorted them all into assorted pots. And, my Cool lounge wouldn’t now look so colourful.
To have such colours in one’s life, is to be be in the midst of a life (or a lounge) worth living in. And, today, in the midst of that life, I read and reviewed a book.
Books are life.
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, June 2019
P.S. Tomorrow, I will get around to filling in the gaps that are posts 38 to 44 … Honest! (Probably a lie!)