This segment titled Alphabet Soup: The alphabet according to someone with very little shame and a lot of time on her hands was inspired by blogger Mandy Wallace and the Writers of Kern A to Z challenge. Enjoy!
It’s Monday, it’s raining, so I’m doing the only logical thing: watching movies and reading. I say logical, but really it’s far from it. People and, by consequence, life aren’t always logical though. It’s usually a whole lot of nonsense.
I’ve been thinking a lot about life lately – the choices and plans we make. I’m at that stage where you have to start thinking about where you want to be and how you’re going to get there. A sudden avalanche of where to live, who to live with, business plans, and too many ideas. A lot of the time I feel bogged down by it, like I’m in the middle of this giant maze but it’s all a joke because actually there is no exit and that’s what life is. Except, it’s a maze of my own making and that subtle existential claustrophobia is me getting caught up in the nonsense bits of life. In the stuff that’s inconsequential and meaningless, but that we insist on giving meaning to letting them have more sway than they ought to in our lives.
We all waste time doing things we shouldn’t. The problem, at least for me, is that they gather strength and suddenly seem like they’re actually important. They seem necessary and useful, so I rationalize myself into them only to come up empty handed and older. The nonsense we pour ourselves into eats up our time like we have it to spare. But we don’t, do we? Time ticks by, it ticks down slowly pushing us to the finish line.
I’ve been thinking about what to do with my time. How to eliminate the nonsense, which is of course easier said (or written) than done. Nonsense is what keeps us sane sometimes, it even becomes a sort of cushion when life slams us against the walls. The challenge is finding that cushioning effect in things that make sense to pursue. Things that we can look back upon in our old age with a smile on our face and pride in our hearts.
It’s something to think about, no? Have a good one, readers. And, whatever you do, make every second count.