Thursday, February 05, 2009

An ode to doing other things

I love my job on most days. However, I'm also a complex person who has a
lot of other interests. After a long day of doing this and that and
saving this and that, there is often nothing I would rather do than go
home and paint or take pictures or cut paper or plan my next film or
volunteer at the Workhouse Art Center or...
Anyway, you get that I enjoy winding down in a lot of different ways.
Activism is emotionally draining because I sink my heart into it.
Oftentimes the last way I want to spend the precious free time I have is
having a beer and talking about rivers. I need to develop other parts of
me. It makes me a happier, better person. I don't expect you to
understand me, and I mostly assume you don't and don't give you the
opportunity to really know me. I know this is wrong of me.
So, if you ask if I plan on getting a beer after work with the group,
just know that it's me, not you. And, when I lie and say that it's
because I'm tired, just know that it's simply easier to say than the
truth.
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Sent from my T-Mobile Sidekick®

9 comments:

  1. I read, "Oftentimes the last way I want to spend the precious free time I have is
    having a beer" and was like AHHHHH NOT ME! and then finished and read, "and talking about rivers" and it made much more sense:)

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  2. Bet you had a momentary heart attack about me becoming a teetotaler, didn't you? ;-)

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  3. I tend to read way too much, if given the chance. I'm a total slacker that way, it seems. Growing up, it withdrew me from my dramatic sisters and mother, my vacant brother, and my asshole of a dad...and I'm a better person because of it...so I guess abstaining from the normal things can be healthy in some instances. I went through a small spurt of wanting to drink, just to get drunk...but I've realized I can be in my right mind and have way more fun. Oh, and I just stocked up on some more paint, and you reminded me how I wanted to paint today, but then I realized I couldn't find a palette :-( Guess improvisation is called for!

    (I don't know why I'm telling you about my day or whatever...sorry!)

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