Easing out the clutch Monday July 16, 2007, 6 comments

Do you have a list? I do.

It’s longer than my arm. Longer than both my arms. And its not double-spaced, either.

It’s a list of all the things I want to (or need to!) get done. It is an interesting list, which runs the gamut from something as involved (the sublime) as obtaining Slovenian citizenship to washing the boat (the ridiculous).

The list includes carpentry, it includes programming, it includes editing of the written word and learning of new songs and the sewing of sail bags.

I look at this list, and I think it cripples me. Then I realize I’m fooling myself, and really I’ve just been lazy. Not even lazy in a negative sense. I’ve just been idling – sitting still and watching the wheels go round and round.

Slowly (ever so slowly!) I’ve been easing the clutch out, letting it catch and giving myself a jolt of fuel to keep from stalling out. I’ve got some of the things on my list done lately, and moving on toward more tick-marks.

I’ve written about this before, but from the other side. From the idling side. It feels good to awaken and see the dawn, see the promise of a brand new day ahead of me.

It’s even nicer to not think “Oh god, not another one” as I face the sunrise.


Comments

Jorge Tuesday July 17, 2007


I’ve told someone else this before…

You can look at a list two ways.

Each item can become a burden, or a potential for a wonderful release of energy.

Good job mano!

Adrian Tuesday July 17, 2007


There is no burden any more. And I don’t preoccupy myself with potential any more either.

Jorge Wednesday July 18, 2007


It sounds like you finally found your towel.

Adrian Thursday July 19, 2007


I am a hoopy frood.

Daniel Black Sunday July 22, 2007


Sometimes I come here just to see you having already written something I couldn’t yet put into words.

Adrian Monday July 23, 2007


You are too good to me, Daniel.

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