2016 has earned the title of the worst year in history, and been meme-ified as a dumpster fire. And it’s true that a lot of bad things happened to me in 2016. But a lot of good things happened, too. And as I face down the start of 2017, I think it’s going to be […]
A woman is trying to complete a project. Someone comes to make a bid for her attention. Someone else comes by, sure what they need done is more important. Repeat. Repeat. Soon, the woman is surrounded on all sides by people vying for her attention, literally trying to pull her in multiple directions.
A page a day calendar hangs on the wall. A woman is working hard, but facing away from it. As the sun rises and sets, someone comes along behind her, tearing off a new page to reveal the next day’s date. The woman doesn’t notice them. Eventually, the woman looks up. She is startled at […]
Someone in a clock costume with wings is rigged to fly around the stage while people go about their day, and do not notice.
Someone sits on a bench, waiting. Every so often, they check the time. Not an anxious kind of waiting. Excited, but happy to be in the moment, waiting for a good thing to arrive.
Someone sits, staring at a clock. They stand, open the clock face, and manually turn back the hands with a finger. Someone else looks up from a newspaper. “I don’t think it works that way.” The first person sighs. The second returns to reading.
I read an article recently, which I cannot find, which gave reference to the idea that time management is impossible under capitalism. That it’s a trick, basically. That it is a Sisyphean task which we will never actually be able to accomplish. I think I am starting to believe that. Already, I’m not spending as […]
A room with a window through which the moon can be seen. A large clock on the wall. It is 10pm, say. A woman sits at a desk near the window working. Lights down. Lights up. 11:15pm. The woman is watching a show on television. Lights down. Lights up. 12:30am. The woman looks at the […]