Tattered baggage

I commenced writing shortly after I woke this morning. After more than six years of doing it, the habit is well ingrained. When a habit controls one’s life and does not produce anything of value, such as my writing produces nothing of value, shouldn’t one break the habit? What is the borderline between habit and compulsion?

What I really want to do this morning is run away–get in a car and start driving about the country with no destination in mind. I would not take my laptop computer. This blog would indeed become a collection of postcards sent via my iPhone from wherever I landed during a day’s journey. One good book to read slowly, such as Herodotus’ Histories, would suffice for the journey.

What I really want to do is run away from myself. Unfortunately, I will always be stuck with the tattered baggage called Lynn.

Published in: on June 23, 2008 at 9:39 am  Leave a Comment  

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