Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tired is stupid

I've decided that a mandatory quality of Heaven (if there is indeed a Heaven) is that you never get tired. I can be chugging right along, excited about the prospect of what I'm going to be able to do with a tiny window of free time, and . . . . oof, suddenly I'm too tired to care. I remember Warren Buffett famously said that the best part of being a billionaire was "I only work with people I like." I would add a corollary to that: the best benefit would be that when I'm tired, I get to rest. In the high-flying days of the dot-com boom, there were a number of prominent executives who made sleep a status symbol; rather than bragging about how long they worked or how little sleep they got, they flaunted their clout by making everyone else wait for them while they power-napped. Sounds like the most sensible use of wealth I could imagine.



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