sixth blog, or seventh? or half? never mind, it’s a meta blog
Laying in bed, lights out, laptop balanced on your hip, pixellated glow flowing over your face, your eyes sting slightly as you type these words.
Onto your arms the fan is sending plush waves of air that brush you and make you feel like wheat under wind.
Ostensibly, you’re approaching if not already descended into an altered state of consciousness. Fighting sleep like this fares well for you when you need to write a paper, or just explore a more easygoing road to writing.
But, unfortunately, it isn’t healthy. So you’re going to go to sleep soon. In spite of the surprisingly moving classical music you’re letting yourself listen to, and coming to love, you are going to go to sleep soon.
You are going to turn your computer off and rid yourself of its fantastic fountain of temptations! You are then going to put it safely beside your bed, get out of your day clothes, and put your head to your pillow. There you will accept the rest you are so ready for, and be overcome body and soul. There you will die the daily death, sweet sleep!
Sweet sleep … There you will quit poetry. There the song you strain to write in life will find refrain. So rest!
But before you do, record what you came here to record.
You have been reading the Wikipedia articles on punctuation, and even writing these words out pricks the ears on your sense of humor. What a ridiculous activity! Nonetheless, nerdiness is a quality you’re happy to have.
And the thought that found you while reading and rereading, the nearly naked thought that sent you here to post, is that the rules of writing and grammar largely reflect the rules of simple logic.
If and then govern the nature of the ellipsis, the comma, etc., and each has meaning only insofar as the patterns of speech they are contained in resemble basic patterns of logic. To you, this signifies that the fluency of natural speech reflects the natural place of logic in the subconscious of all individuals.
But how could you say that more clearly? What you’re trying to say is that the way we speak and the way we think are closely related in their model forms, which are grammar rules and logic respectively. You think this relationship arises from the fact that patterns of fluency are universal; they behave in speech and in thought in very much the same way.
And quickly you see in action why your abstract experiences aren’t suitable for this blog, and with no chagrin you are glad to have led yourself through the motions of a negative example.
For yourself you have provided the hard proof that naked thought quickly becomes argumentation, which was never meant to have a place in this blog.
Only thought clothed in physical experience is suitable to narration, which is your explicit purpose for this blog. Your aim is a chronological record of descriptions.
And this was an epic fail.
But then you remember, from a classical standpoint tragedy is an ultimate expression of commentary. And it was fun to live one.
You’re superhero tired.
You’ve been up for more than twenty-four hours,
Which isn’t healthy, but
You spent most the night laughing with your friends,
Which is healthy. So,
It all balanced out, right? Well…
Not quite. But it’s bedtime anyway.
You’re saying out loud, “Oh,
I’m so sleepy that
My eyes feel salty and
My hands feel heavy.” Yeah,
You’re so sleepy.
So, so sleepy.