Shattered Glass and the Pain of Not Writing

There is more in the world than writ­ing” She said.

It is true there is more in the world than writ­ing, but when you get an injury to your ankle, which caus­es so much pain that walk­ing and stand­ing up are both impos­si­ble, it seems that the only thing in the world that makes any sense is writ­ing. I spent about four hours in the hos­pi­tal hav­ing var­i­ous things checked out yes­ter­day but it turns out there were no bro­ken bones, so the doc­tor sus­pect­ed I may have a blood clot and it turns out that isn’t the case either. Of course all she could do at the end of the day was pre­scribe anti-inflam­ma­to­ry drugs and pain killers then send me home.

What has this to do with writ­ing or blogging?

I hate pain killers, they cause strange effects in your mind. A good ques­tion and indeed it has noth­ing to do with writ­ing what­so­ev­er, except of course hav­ing time to write which I oth­er­wise would not have had, and how we use time mat­ters a lot. I had some work that need­ed com­plet­ing yes­ter­day which is now delayed until I am well enough to do com­plete it. In the hos­pi­tal I did spend time adding some notes to future arti­cles that I am work­ing on, using Ever­note. Over­all it serves to remind me that we must take advan­tage of what­ev­er time we have, whether planned or unplanned to work on our pas­sions and since that for me is writ­ing then I shall spend  at least some of that time writing.

The shat­tered glass which is the fea­tured image for this post is to remind us all that there are times when our desires don’t go to plan, those plans end up bro­ken and we have to change course, but in my mind it doesn’t stop oth­er things from hap­pen­ing, the rea­son why I am writ­ing today instead of replac­ing air con­di­tion­er vents in the walls in bed­rooms upstairs, such work would be ago­niz­ing in my cur­rent phys­i­cal state. I have changed my plans for today and as a part of that gain a lit­tle extra writ­ing time, which I am glad of, but I am also con­scious that it delays the com­ple­tion of all the changes to the house (anoth­er impor­tant ele­ment of my life at the moment).

I sit here at my desk know­ing that life is what we make of it and just because some­thing breaks doesn’t mean it’s a dis­as­ter, I have anoth­er set of arti­cles that need to be com­plet­ed and read­ied for pub­li­ca­tion, maybe they will be ready soon­er than I had planned as this has become a Mon­day morn­ing writ­ing ses­sion, which was not in my diary. It will also give me a lit­tle time for some pub­lic­i­ty activ­i­ty through Twit­ter, Face­book, Google Plus, LinkedIn and oth­er ser­vices. I guess what I am say­ing is that this is bonus time, a time when maybe I will reach some­one I have nev­er reached before.

Sitting on Time by XavianDrew CC0 Public Domain from PixabayThere is more in this world than writ­ing, I am all in favour of blend­ing your time but it is how you do that which mat­ters most, that is how the inno­va­tor makes things hap­pen, they use time appro­pri­ate­ly, and so also must the writer.

Truth is time can sim­ply wind on by, I could be sleep­ing right now and wast­ing it all. It is pos­si­ble that man is the only crea­ture that con­sid­ers the aspect of time and not just because they must plan what will hap­pen tomor­row nor because they remem­ber the lessons of what hap­pened yes­ter­day but because they can also make a con­scious deci­sion to either waste it or use it. My com­pan­ion, the cat, is sim­ply sit­ting on my desk purring in his sleep, he cares not about time, he has no plans, he isn’t hun­gry because he ate about an hour ago, he is sim­ply lov­ing life but also not know­ing what the next moment will bring, will it be time to clean his paws or time to go out? Truth is we can hap­pi­ly take either approach and still be hap­py in life. Per­son­al­ly I find that I can’t sim­ply sit on top of the sand in the hour­glass let­ting time or sand trick­le away, so I shall be spend­ing time prepar­ing my next pieces.

 

 

Buy Peter B. Giblett a cof­fee as a thank you for his thoughts and hav­ing the courage to write. All images used here are either cre­at­ed or owned by Peter Giblett or have been sourced from a pub­lic domain loca­tion, such as Pixabay.

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