What a time to be alive!! A pandemic AND an attempted coup d’etat. I felt like my brain was full of ideas earlier this week, while I was at work of course, and then January 6th happened. As I write this, I still feel as if this were all very surreal. So, what better topic talk about than: surrealism.
When real life seems dream-like, we say it’s surreal. There have been times in my life, though few and far between, where reality certainly didn’t feel like reality. The events unfold in front of me, us, and we just don’t know what to do. Or, we realize that there is nothing we can do about the event at hand, and so we go do something else.
When surrealism threatens, it’s time to back up and do some grounding. Touch something solid. Remind yourself of who you are, where you are, and what day of the week it is. And then, do something to switch your brain to something else. That usually means shutting down social media.
This week I’ve turned off social media, though I still appear active (hooray for scheduling posts). I’ve pulled out the art supplies. I’ve been making stock. I’ve been reading books. I’ve been working out.
Whatever 2021 has in store for the world, I hope that you stay grounded.
What do you do to be sure you’re in the here-and-now?
The Amusing Muse is student, office ninja, and chief sidewalk shoveler. She has spent much of the last five months up to her eyeballs in textbooks and spreadsheets. She will spend much of the next five months doing the same. She is hopeful that she will sneak in a few posts during that time.