22 thoughts on “dear clusterflock

  1. Sheila Ryan

    Taking off on a road trip all by your lonesome. Though traditional, a car is not necessary. Trains and boats and planes will serve as well, along with buses and bicycles.

  2. Michael Smith

    Get up early on what promises to be a hot summer day, if it’s a little chilly resist the urge to wear anything more than your cycling shorts and short sleeved jersey, and go on a long bike ride. Enjoy the morning breeze. Work hard, if you’d like, but stop a few times to sit on the grass and munch on the almond butter and honey sandwich you wrapped in foil and jammed into your jersey pocket.

    When you’re done, make yourself a big lunch. Take it and an ice cold lager outside and sit in the shade. Eat. Drink.

  3. Amanda Mae Meyncke

    Listen to real records. Buy records with your friends.

    Ask someone who knows you really well to recommend a movie you might like. You might really like it.

    Take time to rest, but don’t forget to start making things again. Figure out what’s stopping you from working and remove those impediments. (I call this principle “buying the fan.” If it’s too hot to work in your studio? buy a fan.)

    Make mimosas in waterbottles and sneak them into a movie. Or just bring vodka and buy a sprite and make drinks for everyone with you. This so vastly improves the movie theatre experience I can’t recommend it enough.

  4. Dave Vogt

    Bed rest and plenty of fluids. You may return to light activity in three days, no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least a week. You’ll probably have a little discomfort. Here’s something for if it gets bad. If you have any questions give me a call.

  5. Michael Smith

    Consider it favorited (and thanks, it’s rare that I’m able to say exactly what I mean).

  6. Phil Bebbington

    Dance… even if you have nowhere to do it but in
    your own living room.

    Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

    Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
    you feel UGLY.

  7. Rick Neece

    Thanks, Phil. The double L was an errant strike in typing. Seems I’ve been doing it a lot lately, usually I catch it before it goes. Love the Baz Luhrmann piece.

    Also, Derek, thanks for the recommendation. Don’t know where I might have heard/seen this were it not for you here now.

  8. Michael Lang

    Music, dancing, coffee, sex, hugs, and farting around.

    Staring at the ocean and smiling at babies too.

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