Love you like a mango. It is twilight, in the evening, and I am waking up. Gotta wka wk wake up, stay up, stay up long enough for a good night of sleep.
Wake up, stay up, wake up. That sounds like something from a reggae song. That is how you can wonder about how they came up with what they have for us to listen to.
Buckle up kids, this ain’t going to make sense. I am just going to blurb it out. Confession time. I do not floss regularly. Sometimes months without doing it. Now I have a thing where I keep track of it. Huh?
I have a page in my journal/notebook/writing thingy that I greatly track what I do on a daily basis. You maybe have heard of “don’t break the chain” something that allegedly is based on Jerry Steinfeld’s habit of having a calendar that he puts a red X on every day he writes a joke. He has a long chain of days red Xed out from the chain of days in which he has written jokes. I have similar things where I track whether or not I have gone something like Duoling (now at 871 days), Morning Pages (which I track based on pages, now over halfway through the 24th Composition Book), reading, writing, watercoloring, and so on. I am now doing that for flossing my teeth, I am at five. My phone has, and I will bet yours does it also, have an alarm. Like people use for waking up. Which I have not used for waking up in years (decades?) I wake up in the morning and it is early enough for things that need to be gone in the morning. Well, I have my alarm set for 8:30 at night every day. And I use it as the time to floss my teeth and take my evening medications. It works so far. It is an “Atamoic errgh Atomic Habits (book title??) my trigger to floss is to shut off the alarm and start in on what needs to do daily, every day, until they are complete. As for One Typed Page…
As you know my pages are not a daily thing. Like Spanish, Morning Pages, and the other things that are habits.
Here is a paradox: I prefer reading things that are not personal. People’s bits of fiction and observations about the world, book reviews, those I like. Yet, here I am: contributing to pages with observations about myself and what is going on with me. I am trying to break that habit. It is hard.
What about fiction told in the first person? Ummmm, well, Yeah that is it! Everything you read here is a lie. It is a lie in that it is all fictional. Yeah, right, everything you are reading is about some character. Told from his point of view. Kinda like Hemingway, so much of his “fiction” was based on his life. I went decades not knowing that. (Same applies to Richard Brautigan, all from his life.) Maybe it all is like that. At least some core parts of it. With some embellishment.
Well, I believe I have streamed along for far enough for one Daily Page. Now to pay attention to my life and find stuff to write about.