After taking the weekend mostly off (I hardly hacked, just barely kept up with email and was on irc for only a handful of hours) I'm feeling refreshed. Laziness in doses has its merits. Namely, to give one the energy and hunger for action that keeps laziness as a general state of being at bay. ;)
Today is a writing day for me. I have two documents that I've started that must be completed by today. One is for the membership of KDE e.V. and should be arriving in their mailboxes sometime tomorrow. The other is for my keynote presentation at the Student Summit for Sustainability in Zurich later this month.
I love to write code, I love to design, I love to write, I love to listen to and make music and I love to consider the deep mechanics of complex systems (which makes humans a wonderfully fascinating topic). The problem is that I love to do all these things quite a lot, and so whenever I spend too much time on one of them to the neglect of the others I find myself "itching" for "something". Usually I find that "something" is one of the other topics of love in my life.
When I sat down at the computer this morning I knew it was going to be a day full of writing, but it wasn't until I actually started into it that it occurred to me that I have had a writing day in far too long and that I was just itching for it.
So while I probably have mountains of code to write, design ideas to ponder and far more questions about complex systems than I could ever hope to untangle in ten life times ... today I sit and indulge in the process of stringing words together.
I hope you all are having an equally enjoyable Monday. If not, be sure to put aside some time for something you love today. I find that even fifteen or twenty minutes of such "indulgence" is usually enough to smooth out an otherwise frustrating day, and when I forget that bit of wisdom I lose entire days to darkness.
Hugs ... aseigo.