Every so often I need to hide away from the world. I close the front door and stay in my house, avoiding going outside at all costs. Even to the garden. I think this is day four. I’m not sure why I do it exactly but a recent almost-argument with my father about going out to buy paint has alerted me to the fact. Is it a condition? Have I developed temporary agoraphobia? Well, I’m not sure. Perhaps is the answer. I mean I’m not really afraid, more extremely reluctant. In fact it could just be chronic laziness.
The only thing that detracts from the laziness idea is that I’m shying away from life, even on the internet. Facebook, MySpace and Twitter all give me a hollow feeling and I’m wary of them.
Luckily I know it won’t last forever. I know this because it’s happened before. In fact it usually occurs at the beginning of a holiday after working for a long time. Well. In a way, I suppose, this is one big life holiday.
However, I couldn’t say that I’m sitting inside all day and watching TV. Quite the opposite. I’ve been cleaning and tidying and cooking and knitting. I’ve also been thinking a lot and reading and, of course, listening to music.
I have to admit that so far I don’t miss the outside world at all. I mean, it’s only been three days, right? I recommend staying in and enjoying leisurely pursuits to anyone who has the time. The Christmas holidays were too mad to get anything done. Now is the time to pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read for weeks, turn off the TV and have some “me” time.
Turn to the Music:
Well, if you need motivation, or inspiration for any reason try this newish song by Snow Patrol : Take Back This City. (videokindofsucks)