Saturday morning is special and not on the account of the weekend but because I managed to get bored and delve into absurd thinking which I cherished, I might do it often.
I was sitting on the couch and had absolutely nothing to do, lots of things to do but didn’t want it to happen and that’s how I got into boredom & absurd thinking. I wasn’t that disciplined self-today, wasn’t active in the morning, didn’t really gather all the energy to hit the ground running and follow dreams, for a change I had not dreams today, it was a black hole.
Sat there for an hour and did nothing, just like a donkey standing on four legs doing nothing for hours and I absolutely have all the respect for donkey but always wondered, how can they stand for hours doing nothing.
In next one hour, did every absurd thinking possibly could be possible in bored imagination, stared at the watch – oh look how that small needle moves, starred it for good 5 min, looked at the movement for 5 min in a slow motion, sheer blissful. Started staring at the fan, ahh…it moves beautifully, can I count the RPM or should I really do that or I will give it a pass, don’t even remember what I ended up doing.
Absolutely no rationale for being bored and getting into absurd thoughts but I quite enjoyed it and no learning from it, it’s just a personal experience which made me little happier than yesterday or may be emptier, we are so full.
Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.―F. Scott Fitzgerald in ‘The Crack-Up’
What’s your experience? Did you ever get bored and enjoyed it? And of course don’t fall into this boredom trap, its lethal.