Tuesday, February 12, 2013
So Milin did it. He thought internet cable was as good place as any to hang the laundry. Now I have lost my means to get in cyberspace at will until the provider’s technicians find their way to the dragon cave. We have been like this for four days and there is no sign of them yet. The mild anxiety caused by the “No connection” icon at the bottom of the screen both torments me and makes me chuckle at myself.
I have a decent To Do List that does not require of internet connection. Three books I need to read, one manuscript I promised to review, my own WiP to finish. I am in the middle of a writing course and there are four characters I should be developing further. I have a dragon sculpture that is waiting for its head, and clay that is getting too much sun. My days can be still productive while I wait for the technician. Then why do I feel I am missing a limb, and therefore I can’t focus on anything of the above? Does the fate of nations depend on me having access to cyberspace? Is anyone getting eternal damnation because I couldn’t read and comment on their posts for a few days? Or will you never read me again because I didn’t answer the comments on mine?
I have observed some young people’s reactions when they forget their cell phone. They are as anxious as if they were naked. World may come to an end next minute and they don’t have their cell phone at hand. Crucial decisions might take place and they won’t have part in them because they can’t text their friends and they can’t check their Facebook or Twitter. I’ve had a big time making fun of them.
Now I am observing myself. Several times in these four days I have been in the brisk of doing the ‘Humphrey Bear panic dance’ (check the Quote Page for reference.) In truth, I can’t help to make fun of myself this time. “Dragon, you’re being so humanly ridiculous right now.”
I know you will keep the world moving, your life sparkling and your heart pumping while Father Dragon gets the cave connected again. I just want you to know I am still up to everything I committed myself to do.
Father Dragon's wisdom for today: If in doubt, choose the smile.