I am having one of those unfortunate days where sitting down to write feels like a colossal challenge, causing me to vacuum and clean the entire apartment, do laundry (I took my sweet time to hang it out to dry in the sun and stopped in between to appreciate the sound of the birds and view of Lion’s Head), make coffee, make tea, go for a run, go to the gym, listen to music, watch a couple of episodes of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals, shop for groceries (I spent a solid five minutes in the spice aisle alone), make more tea, and eat a whole pack of soft mints (for which I have an unusual craving).
It is only now, at dusk, that I am able to get anything out of my overly-caffeinated brain and onto these digital pages via my trembling fingers. I wonder if the computer itself is a deterrent. It is without a doubt a diversion: a quick glance at my browsing history reveals that I have been to Facebook (the biggest and most regrettable waste of time), Instagram, Pinterest, eight different online newspapers, Pitchfork, Allmusic, Kruger Safari camp accommodations, various recipe blogs, other useless (but awesome) blogs, three different email accounts, Gmail chat, and online banking. Just to name a few.
We have become the ADD Generation, simultaneously over stimulated and bored. So I suppose I really deserve a pat on the back for surviving the Internet amusement park today and getting anything done at all.
And I took some pretty photographs along the promenade. Look! Parachutes!