“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts
From my old online journal The Daily Epiphany – Saturday, December 12, 1998
Seven o’clock is too early to be at work on a Saturday. Setting that alarm on a Friday night for five the next morning was not a pleasant task.
I had to go in, I really did. We had a training course on some safety related stuff and I was supposed to attend so I could judge if everything was being done properly. I had to take a test, it was impossible for me to concentrate, to think about what I was doing. It was amazing that I passed.
I was home by one and had plenty of things to do. I had big plans, really did. Candy went out to run errands and the kids were being behaved; Lee working on his K’nex and some drawings, Nicholas practicing how to skip rope (he made his own skipping rope from a heavy string, cutting a bunch of drinking straws up and stringing them along the cord) so I stretched out on the couch with a book.
In a blink it was three hours later, I was woozy and my back curled and painful from sleeping on the too short sofa.
Another day, another spin of the world. Another afternoon on the couch.