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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Exhaustion and the Mind

Thinking is one of my favorite pass times. I like to consider, and analyze, and ponder. I have a hard time stopping my mind from doing these things. It's feelers reach out from the center of my mind and poke and tickle at subjects like they're rubix cubes to be solved. Sometimes I can do just that.

I worked last night, late into the wee hours. Today was a flurry of fires for me to put out. By the end of the day, my mind was racing, and in fact still is, but I can't seem to do anything productive. It's like my engine is revving, but the clutch (or transmission if you rather) wont engage.

Or perhaps more accurately, the feelers are working at the rubix cubes, but they're not turning, or the feelers are working against each other.

It's times like this when I look forward to retiring in thirty-some odd years, and the only problems I have to consider are my own.

What do you do to calm your mind's feelers when they fumble over one another?