One of the things I'm trying to work on is not wishing away the moment. As I work on this habit I have of thinking things like, If only it were tonight, I begin to wish I didn't have to work on anything and then I have my Homer Simpson moment. "Doh!"
Lately,there have been so many things on my plate that I've had to consciously not wish them away though all I want to do is eat them up, throw them in the garbage can, or put them down the disposal. Instead, I take my fork, and slowly go through them all.
The funny thing is that the things I imagined difficult or arduous or complicated or long or insufferable or confusing never really are. Because I've managed to think them through carefully and plan well, they unfold like a lovely cotton tablecloth. Whoosh, up and over and on the table. Lovely. Nothing difficult at all.
Today, I'm running a reading at my college, Diablo Valley College, and I'm privileged to be able to bring some fabulous writers to campus. This reading involved some grant writing and email and snail mail correspondence; phone calls and logistics and discussions with maintenance, the bookstore, and the staff development office. It involves hoping that everyone arrives on time, that the coffee and tea show up from the cafeteria, the all the books ordered are there when we need them. I've been worrying this like a chew toy for months, and today, I'm going to live right on into it.
So if you happen to be in Pleasant Hill today, come to this reading with Michelle Richmond, Catherine Brady, Linda Himelstein, Susan Freinkel, Wendy Tokunaga, and me. 12.30 in the Trophy Room. There will be readers,chairs, coffee, and books. I promise.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
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