My favourite scene in The Shining is the stack of paper where "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is typed up. In that spirit, perhaps this snapshot of my bedside table will give some insight into my psyche at the moment. I’m not suggesting that it’s the same kind of thinking exactly, but there’s certainly a feeling that I’m trying to keep a lot of plates spinning at once, and perhaps not experiencing the sense of success in everything that I’d like to.
Kel pointed out today that – after a month of having been almost unavailable due to pre-booking – it’s normal to feel a bit out of touch with people. The more weighty question is, of course, has anyone actually noticed? Either way, there are implications for how best to spend time with people.