Patience

It’s Saturday and I’m beat after a rather intense work week which includes 1.5 days of jury duty (save that for another post).  I’m sitting at my computer, feeling overwhelmed (per usual) with all the little items on my virtual to-do list.  Where to start?

What about that pile of New Yorker articles and NY Times Book Reviews that I want to chat about on my blog?

What about finishing Lorrie Moore‘s short story collection Bark?  (Trivia:  Lorrie Moore’s first name is Marie, we have the birth year, and she was also born in north New York.)

What about that leftover skein of extrafine Merino yarn that I used to knit my husband a watch cap and scarf (could make another watch cap)?  IMG_0663

What about cleaning the cats’ litter boxes?

a cat and a Litter box

a cat and a Litter box (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m glad I managed to organize myself enough this morning to drop off return packages for online purchases (remind me to never again try to buy bras or pants online!).

And what about reading my f***ing novel that I slaved over in November?

So I did what I always do when I feel overwhelmed.  I went to Facebook.  Well, I don’t always go to Facebook, but this time I did and found a pleasant surprise.  One of my (many) cousins posted a video to my timeline.

I almost wept while viewing this video.  The artistry of Randi Parkhurst‘s creation took my breath away.  I love paper.  I love books.  I love nested objects, like boxes within boxes within boxes.  What she has created are books within books within books.  I can’t even imagine all the hours, days, weeks that it must taken for her to create this.  Such fine detail.  And I felt like a little kid as Parkhurst opens each book.

Now, you enjoy the video and I’ll go back to my list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About 1WriteWay

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28 Responses to Patience

  1. The life of a Type A personality. Sounds familar.

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  2. BerLinda says:

    That’s pretty cool! Hope you managed to tear yourself away and get something done in the end 🙂

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  3. Very cool video. Hope you have an easier week coming up.

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  4. Yolanda M. says:

    I hear you Marie! Especially the part of turning to FB when overwhelmed – isn’t that crazy? just another act of self-sabotage. At least you had a happy-making and inspiring surprise waiting for you 🙂

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      Thanks, Yolanda! I’m lucky that this particular cousin knows me well enough to always post the right kind of video to my timeline 🙂 It’s partly what keeps my FB account active 😉

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  5. What an amazing and wonderfully relaxing video. Thanks Marie. And I can sympathize with that feeling of being so overwhelmed with ‘stuff’, all you want to do is let yourself get pulled into Facebook or another time-suck. At least you got one annoying thing out of the way (I hate having to return stuff). Here’s to hoping you’re able to get through those things you want to get through this weekend!

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      Thank, Phillip! Actually, I allowed another “time suck” to take over … that of trying to transfer mp4 files to iTunes and then to my iPad. What a pain in the butt 😉 But I learned some new stuff (not necessarily good stuff) about iTunes and got my videos transferred over. None of this was on my list, but … whatever 😉

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  6. ericjbaker says:

    Modern culture makes us think we always need to be accomplishing something or we are failures. I’m as bad as anybody at falling prey to such nonsense.

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  7. You turn to FB, I turn to my jigsaw puzzle. I feel your stress, Marie. I had so many things to do today, but my first priority was visiting my parents. By the time I ran errands afterward and came home to clean, make some phone calls, etc., the day was gone. No writing, no studying my newest craft book. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. xo

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    • 1WriteWay says:

      I have days like that too, when I have to choose between fellowship with family or friends and “getting some work done.” The writing will always be there, the family and friends might not. You’re right, tomorrow is another day for those things that can wait 😉

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  8. Sometimes we go online and find exactly what we need, don’t we?? 🙂

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  9. Katie Cross says:

    Oh, I’m so glad I”m not the only one that Facebooks when they are overwhelmed!

    Sometimes it helps me get the motivation to tackle my to-do list. 🙂

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  10. L. Marie says:

    Love that beautiful scarf! And the video was incredible! I sent it to my nephew, who is into book binding. I also love paper and paper art.

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