“I don’t feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I have something to say”
– Leonard Cohen
Day 89 of publishing a blog every day, and I feel pretty exhausted today. I drank an iced tea at 8pm at dinner last night (I knew that would get me into trouble) and I was up all night. I’m a wild one.
I have some things to write about that I was inspired by today, but they have some weight to them and I’m going to write about them in the morning. They deserve to be written about in the morning. With tea. And nootropics.
I like that Leonard Cohen quote because I agree. Writing every day is a great habit and has started to really be a part of my everyday life, but on days like these, my words are better off saved for when I really have something to say.
But since I have to write a blog today, I’ll write the next true thing…
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway
Something useful, something true, something useful, something true…
Lately I’ve been writing down what my emotions feel like, physically. Sometimes a big ball of scratchy yarn in my chest. Sometimes a pin in my heart. Sometimes warmth. Sometimes a spark. Sometimes it feels like a full-sized coconut is in the pit of my stomach. Sometimes like I got kicked by an elephant. Sometimes like there’s Elmer’s glue in my veins. It gets interesting when you feel things and describe them on paper, instead of just letting them run wild inside you.
Did you see the Harvest Moon, by the way? This was my moonview last night on Mission Bay.
I just told Joel that if you take a big big sip of air into your lungs while staring at the full moon, you get moondust into your blood and your blood becomes moonkaline. I don’t think he believed me. But I’d like to think that’s true.
I’m heading to sleep and I’m going to just give you guys a couple of things I use to sleep well, just so I feel like this blog post wasn’t total rubbish. (I don’t say “rubbish” in real life but I want to start).
Sleepy time necessities…
- Magnesium (I stir this into hot water almost every night)
- Lemon balm tea (a nice little alternative to magnesium, or I have them both)
- Sleep mask (I wear this every night)
- Sleep induction mat (haven’t been using this a lot lately but I love it)
Ok, now I can go, because I feel like I might have given you at least something mildly useful. We can have fun here, but it needs to be relevant fun.
I’m going to listen to this podcast episode tomorrow.