rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

A Post About Nothing

Rising, the half moon tilts, telling the time of year as quarter to summer. The night remains cool enough, and I wear a jacket when I go out to be washed by the dim light. Only a few flocks of migrating birds sent their farewell calls to the woodland early last evening, and the remainder of the night has held its peace, the sky empty of all but moon and stars, the trees unruffled by breeze, the vacant streets untrodden by anything other than creeping shadows that mark earth's turning. Such a night is for quiet contemplation, and I spent it so, leaving the world to itself, making of the airy silence a room vast enough for my thoughts to drift where they would -- an aimless indulgence the equivalent of lying on a beach all day listening to waves and watching the gulls fly. It is a vacation, of sorts, and I find the vacancy refreshing. There was a time when I was unable to empty the world from my mind in this way, and my thoughts grew stale and perpetually anxious. It was like never bathing, and never having clean clothes to wear. It was like being itchy and reeking. I don't know how I caught on to the fact that the mind needs, at the least, to take a brief shower each day, and from time to time spend a few hours floating on some large body of restorative waters, but once I discovered this truth, the idea of not doing this became repellant. It is impossible to function in the daily world unless you leave it now and then. I have not read, I have not planned, I have not toiled, I have not imagined the future, I have not regretted the past. I have done nothing, and it is like discovering the concept of zero, the void which liberates endless possibility. A night well spent, I'd say.

  • Reset Eighteen, Day One

    Tuesday I sort of slept well. At least I don't recall waking up multiple times as I usually do, and I slept for about seven hours, which was…

  • Day Out

    The first day of March found me venturing forth to acquire victuals and such from various merchants of the mini-metropolis, and to mail a check to…

  • Reset Seventeen, Day Twenty

    Arrangements have been made to either go shopping or have some foods picked up for me this afternoon. It will depend on how I feel about going when…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.