Finally I get to luxuriate in doing nothing! My work schedule finally tapered off into something more manageable and I finally get my weekends back. I can’t tell you how good that feels. It took me a while to feel like I was going back to normal and in the process I’ve been enjoying the feeling of not having to be somewhere.
This past weekend, I curled up on my couch with some new reading, the brilliant Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and had the windows open with a gentle summer breeze blowing through my apartment.
My appetite for reading has come back and I’m delving into various books as a way of replenishing my creativity. I’ve already ordered Americanah and I’m also reading David Deutsch’sThe Beginning of Infinity, which is a stark departure from what I normally delve into. Highly recommended by my boyfriend, this book address a lot of philosophical and historical themes of our world from a physicists perspective. It’s a bit hard to grasp at first but it’s potential seems immense, especially since the writer contends the importance of creativity as way of ensuring human progress.
Right now I’m using this time to be open, to try and experiment with new things and it’s a nice place to be. I don’t feel under the gun to create SOMETHING under any kind of frenetic pressure even though people keep asking me when I’m going to do my next show. In time…in time.
Until then, I’m enjoying the remains of summer, although I think it’s going by way too fast, and looking forward to new ventures and experimentation.