A Slump


IMG_20171205_062429357I’m in a bit of a writing slump. I know there are Perfect Moments happening all around me, but when it comes time to record them, they seem to disappear.  Today, I distinctly remember thinking that something should be the Perfect Moment, then mentally chose a picture I have used before, and thought about writing it.  When I sat down in front of my computer screen to write it, it was gone.  Disappeared.! My early afternoon vision had deserted me.

It could be because I am tired. I am working quite a bit now, but not more than I did in the summer.  So perhaps I am wrong on this.  It could be the commute that is making me tired.  The Construction is still going on and it is playing havoc with my commute.  Whereas the bus schedule used to a good general guide to a bus showing up or not (I have lived in Japan, and I know nothing in North American can compare to that level of service or punctuality) these days even calling that a decent guess is being wildly optimistic.  I get home feeling pretty exhausted.

I have been trying to keep up with the new TV season. I have been watching and recording a lot of the new shows.  So far, nothing has really jumped out at me.  I have also been watching the preseason hockey games.  In fact, watching last night’s game made me really tired and I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.  I feel pretty lucky I had a late start.

My commute has had lots of characters to write about but their portrayals would have mostly been negative. This is either because the customer quality on my bus has dropped or the serious overcrowding had darkened everyone’s mood to the point that we can’t even see a tiny spark of beauty in one another.

Maybe the cooler weather has had more of an effect on me than I am willing to admit. I don’t feel cold, but the overcast grey skies and the sunless skies (both pre-dawn and post sunset) that mark the start and end of my commute are not exactly conducive to writing.

So now I’ve written a post, mostly about not writing posts. All I can ask is your forgiveness.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to A Slump

  1. It just proves you too are subject to the blues.

  2. Hunida says:

    You should carry a mini notebook or type into your phone “notes” all the moments you may want to write about during the day so you don’t forget. 🙂

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