Archive for December, 2009
Welcome to the 13th installment of The Creative Journey, the experience of one Charles Yerkes, Eadarian Poet, perpetuator, and otherwise mildly creative and excessively modest personage.
Another day presents itself. A day in which to further the dream or to cause its fulfillment to slow and perhaps even come to a halt. It is all in the power of our choices as to which it will be.
And do not think that by putting off a conscious choice you are not making a choice. To not choose to go forward in any form is the same as choosing to slow and or halt the dream.
Now this sounds all wondrously deep and profound, but here I am on a beautiful day, thinking about doing hundreds of things and yet doing none. I’m plenty rested, and yet, by sitting and not engaging in one or two of the things I know have to be done, I’m actually choosing to slow my dream down… cause now nothing is getting done to make it happen.
But it does feel good to sit here and do nothing. Yet what good was ever accomplished by those who chose to do nothing?
Now this isn’t a call for abandoning leisure time, to not take well earned breaks, or to become a work-a-holic. But there does come a time when break time becomes mere procrastination. Now the first two parts of “procrastination” are the words ‘pro’ (to be in favor of) and ‘crass’ ( being thoughtless and vulgar).
So procrastination is the state of being in favor of uncouthness.
Ok… so I just made that up…. But it sounds good!
Well since I have written this I’m now out of the doing nothing phase of my day. Now on to item number two.
Thank you for helping me on my way today.
And, if I’m not able to make another entry before the holiday, allow me to be the first to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Live Nobly and Live Well
Eadarian Poet, Perpetuator, Photographer, and Fiddle Player