Monday, December 27, 2010

on being an island

Being alone has many advantages. One can make decisions independently, rather than by committee. One develops capabilities in unexpected areas, such as: window repair, flicking circuits, and shoveling snow. One may vacuum at 10 pm without experiencing concern about disturbing others. This last one is an advantage only if you are the vacuuming type.

Of course there are disadvantages too. There is the risk of descending into slobby slothfulness or soul-sucking loneliness. Never mind, today the focus is on the plus side. Never have to worry about hurting someone's feelings, or being selfish.  If no one talks, it is because there is no one else there. You can eat garlic.

Everything is just as you left it. If there's a mess, you made it, no question. So clean it up! Right now, or.... later, whenever you feel like it. Yes, so many advantages.

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