Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time for contemplation

It's been one of those weeks when I have long periods of contemplation in my head.

It's just been deep thinking time.  Thoughts on death and the impact of it on people.  Thoughts on morality and the possible lack thereof in our society of today.  Thoughts on fame and how poorly I think we as a society deal with it.

Thoughts on storytelling, thoughts on the nature of the world. 

It's been mostly in my head, and most of it isn't in a form I can really articulate here without taking up pages and pages and pages.

Suffice to say it's been a week of really deep conversations with myself.

There's been some crocheting, some unraveling of old knitted items that I didn't like at ALL, and with any luck, tonight there might be a hope of some spinning.

We shall see. 

Tomorrow I have jury duty.  That was one of the contemplations in my head too.

I am a very firm believer in civic duty.  There are reasons that I think that some of the fictional and historical societies that required a lot more of their citizens to have full citizenship were a good idea...  But at the same time, I really do wish that I had some say in WHEN I served jury duty.  If I could reschedule it for the fall, I'm okay with it.  Fall is a slower time for me work wise (sometimes) and even if I did summer (a very very busy time for me normally), anything would be better than RIGHT NOW.  Right now I am chest deep in a huge project for work, with small project wavelets crashing over my head.  But I have to put everything on hold and hope that jury schedule and my schedule can come to a happy agreement.

In the mean time, I am going to go home and turn off the phone tonight.  I'm going to listen to my audiobook and either spin or crochet for a while.  And then I shall go to bed early.  Because I have to be up at ungodly o'clock (for my normal schedule now) so that I can catch the bus to take a 55 minute ride to the courthouse tomorrow.

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