Thursday, October 13, 2005

Thoughts On a Thursday Evening

  1. What is it about a freshly-cleaned apartment that makes one feel as if all is right with the world? Two hours spent washing dishes, folding clothes, vacuuming, doing laundry, and sorting...and I feel as if I can take on anything. Is this what they refer to as the "nesting instinct", or is that only for pregnant women? In any case, it's delightful.
  2. Why is it that once something becomes available, the desire to have it all but disappears? This came up in conversation with some of my friends today - electronics, fashion, relationships, jobs: the urge to possess them is overwhelming right up until the moment that they present themselves to us on a silver platter. Then...forget it. We want something else. Something unattainable. Marriage must be difficult.
  3. While lamenting to a friend that I wished I had several parallel lives to live (in one I could be a full-time artist with a gallery, in another I could travel the world and never settle, in one I could be a stay-at-home mom with several bubbies, in another I could make a living as a writer...), she answered, "Why can't you?" Which made me think that it's actually possible. If you're capable of letting one go as you reach for the next. In summary, if you're capable of knowing your identity lies outside of what you DO.
  4. If cats experience vast ups and downs in their energy level (11:00 a.m. - if I were to pick him up and toss him across the room, he would remain in a comatose-like state; 11:00 p.m. - he's throwing himself across the room in a frenetic fashion), shouldn't we also expect to experience the same? Cats don't even drink coffee. Does this mean that there is a natural "high" point of the day for each of us? I'm going to discover mine and make the best of it.

1 comment:

A.J. said...

I have to say I am somewhat concerned about wanting to compare yourself to a cat.... inferior creatures that they are. But I like the odd thoughts and I too think you can do all of them with one life! Oh and marriage.... it's not hard it's great! Just so you know.