Monday, July 30, 2007

Summer Schedule

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order--willed, faked, and so brought into being.
--Anne Dillard (The Writing Life)

I always discover about this time of the summer that it doesn't work particularly well for me to be able to set my own schedule for days and days and days on end (I'm a teacher). I spend too much money, waste too much time, and actually end up in a cocoon where I don't want to do anything except exactly what I want to do.

Go ahead and remind me that I said this in a few weeks when I have to go back to work and function on someone else's schedule.

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