My mind continues a racetrack over the same subjects, and I analyze myself and these thoughts, amused that the same things occupy me over and over again. It's the bubble.
The bubble isn't static but it can be stagnant. Mine is a bit stagnant. Traveling, reading, and interaction with people can expand the bubble but I've been inward focused, like a forensics team studying a crime scene.
Isolation from work is one cause but the others are that I'm focused on revising and review, and my wife's health. She doesn't like me to talk about her health issues so I'll keep that to myself, other than to note a few things.
She needs heat to help address pain, and she's constantly cold. She, being human, turns up the heat. She likes my office, which she calls the snug, so she's a frequent long term visitor as I'm writing, working and playing. She doesn't like the living room, considering it too cold. It also has high ceilings, and she's not a fan of them, although she didn't realize it until the last twelve months. So she brings a little electric heater into the office and cranks it up and closes the door. Soon I'm in an eighty-five degree desert and my eye balls are suffering de-hydration. I move out to the other rooms but the office was set up as place for me to work and write, so I sulk, deprived of the work space I set up, but trying to be considerate and compassionate, as she is diseased. I can't complain but the Writer and the Editor are not pleased and complained to me all the time.
So my bubble is shrinking. Now that I've been made aware, I think I'll need to expand it anew. I 'm not meeting with my beer buds tonight because there's a meeting about the area's water plans that I think more important. The meeting will help expand my circle. I'll read more, too. I have "City of Bones" sitting on my bookcase. My wife said it was a good read.
I have a travel hankering as well. Maybe I'll suggest a road trip to Eugene, just to get away, open the bubble up a bit. Otherwise this damn thing shrinks to such a small size, it's damn hard to breath.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com