Thursday, May 14, 2009

Let's Sit Around and Do Nothing

Another piece of nonsense... er... great writing ... from my friend Tracy Farr:

People like Oprah are always busy, always doing something, always in the middle of whatever is going on because that's what they do, and to NOT do it would mean the end of civilization as they know it. To them, doing absolutely nothing is a fate worse than death.

Well, I've done absolutely nothing (many times), and I kind of like it.

It's not that hard to do absolutely nothing. You just get out of bed, fix yourself a huge cup of coffee (which sounds like you're doing something, but isn't), then find a comfy place to relax (a couch or wing-back chair would do fine) and concentrate! Yes, to do absolutely nothing requires concentration because what you'll WANT to do is think about what you SHOULD be doing -- and we can't have any of that!

In your mind you've got to forget about mowing the yard. Forget about paying the bills. Forget about calling your parents so they'll know you're still alive. Forget about the economy and Swine Flu. Forget about how good Marylou looks now and how you wish you'd dated HER in high school instead of Imagene. Forget about digital TV and iPhones. Forget about all the things that drive us absolutely bonkers but we put up with them anyway because "that's progress."

Yes, indeed. Doing absolutely nothing is not for wimps. And that's why you'll never see Oprah doing it!
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Stinky Creek Texas -- Where we're experts at doing nothing!

2 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

It's hard for me to relax because every moment of my free time is precious time to be used to get stuff done that I want to do. Writing is a busy business.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Maryann Miller said...

I hear ya, Morgan. I really have a hard time just relaxing. That's why the recent vacation was so good for me. I purposely did not take a lap top and didn't ask anyone to borrow a computer to get Online. Sure felt good, but then I scrambled for the past two weeks to make up for it. LOL