May 22nd, 2012

laszlo moholy-nagy_chx


It's time to think the unthinkable, and consider the possibility that I'm switching to a schedule in which I sleep at night and stay awake all day. Last night I fell asleep just after one o'clock in the morning, and today I woke up at nine. The sun is not supposed to be in the east when I wake up! I know what to do with a night, but have no idea what to do with a day. Doing the same things I'd do at night just seems wrong. The outdoors is visible! There's all that light, and it's falling the wrong direction!

I've tried reading, but I can't concentrate. Same with the Internets. I've tried watching television, but the wrong programs are on. I suppose I could wash the windows, but then the outdoors would be even clearer, and the light brighter. I could do some yard work, but the watering has to be done in the evening so it won't evaporate, and I'm afraid to stay out to long anyway because I'm pale and will sunburn easily.

I'd know what to do with a day if I were in Los Angeles, but those things are impossible here. This place is all trees and scattering, is totally free of busy neighborhoods that are interesting to walk in, and besides that it has no ocean to look at. If this sleep pattern takes hold I have no idea what I'll do with myself. I might have to get a DVR and record nighttime television and watch it all day with the drapes drawn. I might have to cover the windows with aluminum foil so daylight won't leak in. This is a disaster.

But at least I got the wheelie bin back in the garage within minutes of the trash truck going by and emptying it. That took two minutes. What will I do with the rest of the day?

Day! Appalling!