Turtle friend Robert Hruzek started a new Group Writing Project beginning this week: "World of Work". I like group writing projects but feared (due to the world of work) I wouldn't be able to find time to send in/out my contribution. Fate decided differently ;-)
"What I learned from a power-cut" (hmm, this fate must be a dead give away)
I had lost to do this week, trying to catch up with work after our short 4 days break last weekend. Yesterday I was all set-up: papers, lists, everything at the ready to give it a big boost. Then 11.00 am came: power cut. Effecting the whole area in and around our village.
Nothing, absolutely nothing. No radio, no fresh coffee, no email, no internet, no pc, no telephone. Just me, a flask of coffee - made at around 9.00am - and a book (Rosamunde Plicher's Coming Home). Street noises outside, sound of children playing across the street on the school grounds, birds twittering in the trees and bushes.
No lists, no boxes to tick. A stolen moment of pleasant quietness in a busy life.
Rejuvenating! I learned there is a time for everything and not feeling guilty: a time for work and a time for quiet-time.
And for power cuts. (From 11.00am till 9.00pm - finished the book ;-))
(Addition 11.06.07: Robert has posted "All entries: What I learned from the World of Work" on his Middle Zone Musing blog today)