3/20/20, Friday. 7:47am.
Day three of whatever-in-place. Woke this morning with a bit of an attitude, but I want to capture more of this. More of what this is like, to be kept n place as the result of an order. A couple people posted to a prompt on one or both of the blogs, as I posted the same prompt on both, to narrate what’s happening.
Had some wine last night, a Grenache from Inspiration just up the Road. Bought it when up there during their mock-barrel tasting the other day. I, as many, just want to be able to do that. THAT, just go out and do something. Yesterday getting takeout with Jack and being able to have a beer and little Kerouac a lemonade made the day, make it more normal and literary… we were moving, we were doing something other than being locked in the house.
Just after waking and standing on soles, I thought how this thing has alone taken out all three income sources. It hasn’t, since I’m sure the JC will issue a check, and I know Sonic is going to still pay, but not sure about FFW. Even if it does as the other two do, this thing has prevented me from doing much if not all of my work, what I do for these bodies. I can’t be in the tasting room or on-property, I can’t be in the classroom, and I can’t walk from business to business saying hello and letting them know I’m in the area. This thing has taken out a monumental parcel of my production.
What this tells me…. Write more. Rely on the writing, this blog, all the blogs… just put everything out onto the pages and into whatever sphere. Forget about waiting, I tell myself, waiting for some book-type page collection to be collected. Everything out, NOW. There is no more waiting, there is only taking… taking what I want, what I need do.
Response from Director, saying I have a solid plan for the day. Great. Just hope it produces something. A lead, a conversation, a response, or even some new knowledge, some new business facet or field to address.
I’m a bit becoming undone, but that’s when you write. That’s when the true and enriching freewriting momentum materializes. Have coffee, but still cold. Laundry going upstairs…. Putting self on a fast for the day. Nothing, all day. No latte, either. Only coffee straight.
Kids playing upstairs, giving self project atop project. Now after 8am, and the day is off the runway. In flight. Alive. Sipping whatever blend out of son’s coffee cup, the Spider-Man one. Never could figure out why his name is hyphenated. The cup I bought one night after or before getting takeout from KIN as I did last night. Been using the cup for the past few days, definitely the whole time being told to create in place. Something about the Spiderman face on the front, and the eyes, how my son at a younger age was obsessed with this character. What he did with the webs being shot from hands and more or less flying from building to building. Kind of how I see myself as a writer and blogger, going from topic to topic as some have noticed and felt the need to remind me but I’m still Mike Madigan.
Locked up, ordered to create a new reality in place, from this new reality. How I interpret. Hear kids playing upstairs, going a bit batty. Now I want to as well. Why work when I could play. Truly, it’s my incarceration, and MY day. Write about that Inspiration bottle, that event, what brought me there. Plenty of work on this third day in the capsule.