Shane Birley | Vancouver Blogger | Vancouver Web Developer | Poet
I have a confession to make.
I am in a creative rut.
Have I mentioned this before? Most likely I have. (Apologies to those who have heard me rant about this over and over again but I promise this will be the last time. Okay. I lie. This will be, at the very least, the last time I rant about this without talking about how the hell I plan to get out of this and move on with my life. I am looking at you, Jonathon Narvey, the best fucking guy in the world who puts up with all of my crap. I also point out that Allyson McGrane has had to deal with me the most during this whole thing and she deserves the most kudos and karma.)
What exactly is my problem? Is it medical? Is it mental? Am I just lazy? If the last point were the cause, I can't see where I am being lazy. If anything, I work far too much. Not to mention, many people tell me that I am doing too much or try to do to much or... are you getting the idea now?
All you have time for is posting silly videos you find on the Internet.
What a dumb statement. I am sure there are a gazillion things I can do to contribute to the online noise that surrounds our online lives. Isn't there? I suspect there is something rattling around my head that will make it all make sense.
I don't know what it is about this video but, wow. It has inspired me.
Okay, look, I know I am not the most conventional guy in the world but does that make me weird? For some reason, this little thought popped into my head today and it hasn't quite finished its sweeping arcs around my mental lobes.
Well, as most of you probably know, it was sunny today in our fair town of Vancouver, BC. This detail by itself is not amazing but, for those of us who call Vancouver home, it is pretty darn cool. (Oh, and I walked in a shoe for the first time in months. Did I mention that yet?)
Yes, I did. I walked while wearing proper shoes on both feet. I won't be doing that again for another couple of weeks because it hurt like a bastard once I had the shoe on. Hopefully, the surgeons from the St. Paul's Foot and Ankle clinic won't ever read this but -- I assure them -- no damage was done. It was just an experiment for an hour to see how my foot was feeling about the whole "shoe thing" and it told me quite happily that putting on a shoe (is hard) and walking around (is not too bad) is something I need to wait on.
There is something fascinating about reviewing things I have written in the past. I wish I could describe it better than just being "fascinating" but I am having a hard time coming up with a proper way to elaborate on the experience. I suppose an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation may have an easier time at making sure every nuance of my thoughts on this particular experience would be clear enough for those reading this but, as much as I would love to live on a holo-deck, you will have to survive my commentary a bit longer.