Well, it’s Monday morning again, and here I am, writing yet another blog post for unclear reasons (though at least they are not nuclear reasons). I’m writing this on my phone today, because I didn’t bring my mini laptop back to the house this weekend. I want to say that I forgot it, but that’s not true. I didn’t forget it. I willfully chose not to bring it back with me because I just didn’t feel like dealing with it.
It’s not as though it weighs a lot or anything, though I can tell the difference when it’s not in my backpack. I just didn’t want to bother, either with carrying it or with opening it and using it on my lap in the train (and at the bus stop). It puts an irritating strain on my knees, because of the way I have to sit to prop it up. Also, honestly, I’m kind of sick of toting it around. It’s not as though I’m likely to write any more fiction on it, or on anything else, ever again (and I don’t exactly hear anyone complaining about that).
There are many more stories I could write, the ideas for which I wrote in long note entries on prior cellphones. And I still find story ideas occurring to me with noticeable frequency, especially when curious coincidences occur. But I don’t write those ideas down anymore.
I don’t write blog post ideas down, either, because I don’t bother with any coherent, unified theme or context when I write a blog post. It is a “web log”, so it’s a log, a journal of sorts, and in its purest form, it’s just a recording of thoughts.
Sorry, everyone. It must be, at best, a mixed blessing to read my thoughts.
Anyway, I’m writing this on my phone, on Google Docs, and I hope it doesn’t cause too much pain in my thumbs, but if it does…oh, well. It’s better than the flare-up of back pain I have just from riding my bike to 7-11 yesterday (a total of 3 miles), my first time riding it in several days, because of the rain.
I think I’m going to have to give up on using even this comparatively comfortable bike. It’s been pretty stress-inducing right from the start and every time I use it my pain increases. I never should have bothered with it. I probably shouldn’t buy any new things ever again. They’re all more stressful than beneficial.
I’m barely able to cope with day-to-day minor tasks like brushing my teeth or changing my clothes or any of that‒though I do those things because I have to do them. And going to work is a pain, too, but as long as I can’t eliminate the drive to eat and drink to stay alive (I am working to try to get over that) I have to go to work.
Speaking of that, I’ve been writing the beginning of this at the house, still, so I don’t have to dilly-dally at the bus stop (and maybe need to use the restroom while waiting, and have to wait until I’m on the train). So, I’ll pause here, and put in a little gap marker, and resume this at the bus stop. See you there.
Okay, here I am at the bus stop, and I’m still half an hour early, because I misjudged how long it would take me to get here and so forth. Also, to be more precise, or more complete, I’m not at the usual bus stop, but at the one up the street from it. Coming later than usual had at least one noticeable effect, and that’s that someone was sitting at the other stop already. The bench there isn’t very big, and I didn’t want to sit too close to some stranger while writing, but I definitely wanted to sit, because my back is really annoying me.
Sorry to complain so much all the time. I feel as though the only thoughts I have and the only words I can say‒the only truth about me in general‒is a collection of negative opinions, negative thoughts, negative feelings, and pains. It’s really frustrating, and I’m sure it must be frustrating to those of you who read this blog. Then again, I guess you choose to read it, so maybe there’s something interesting in it.
Perhaps it’s a bit like looking at a car crash beside the road as you’re driving. I’ll grant that, for a long time, my life has definitely been a prolonged and catastrophic wreck. And the accident is not over yet. I keep hoping for the gasoline to leak and for a spark to make it catch fire and explode.
I really hate my life, in case you couldn’t tell. I hate it. I’m so tired and in pain, and worn down and alone, and lonely but unable to reach out to people because I seem to have lost my social skills, such as they were, and anyway, I don’t feel I have any right to burden anyone else with my heaping pile of shit.
That’s a metaphor, by the way, in case it wasn’t clear. I don’t literally have a heaping pile of shit. I use toilets just like pretty much everybody else. I just mean, more or less, that my life is a heaping pile of shit, that I am a heaping pile of shit. You get the idea, I guess. You probably didn’t need me to explain it to you.
I don’t even like to listen to music much anymore, and I certainly don’t play any music. I tried reading some fiction this weekend, but I couldn’t even make it through a Stephen King short story‒I tried several. I also didn’t make it through a single movie, though I got through one or two comedy panel shows on YouTube and some “reaction” videos to Doctor Who episodes, though I had seen the episodes and the reaction videos before.
I should wrap this up, now. I mean the blog post, of course…but I also mean my life. I should wrap it up. Put it in a take-away bag and give it to the stray cats and raccoons and opossums. I’m so tired. I don’t expect any rest, but cessation seems enticing. After all, zero is greater than any negative number, and my overall state is definitely in the negative, and has been so for a long time. The area under my curve is really the area over my curve, and the integral result just keeps getting to be a larger negative number with every passing moment, for both the experiencing self and the remembering self.
Anyway, the bus will be here soon. Better go
I’m wondering if you can use your current shit life as manure to fertilize another fresh, fecund life.🤔
I feel like I don’t have the energy to lift a shovel to do that. I don’t even have the energy to dig my own grave. Which I guess is in some ways a good thing, and a caveat about taking antidepressants, since they sometimes give a depressed person just enough energy to act on their depression. I don’t know.