Testing, testing, 1–2–3. Once upon a time, in a land far away . . . the swift brown fox jumped over the lazy dog . . .
Pardon me, just trying to be certain I’ve not forgotten how to type. It seems the keys are in working order, my fingers easily find each one, so typing is not the issue, it appears I still remember how to form words in a manner resembling sentences.
I guess I can check those excuses off my * why on earth am I not writing? * list.
There must be an internal malfunction disrupting the usual flow of words I rarely have to fight with such vigor to release.
My typically energetic neurons have been slacking off in the synaptic connection department, maybe the receptors are busted. The problem must lie somewhere within those billions of nerve cells running my information processing center. My synaptic connections are simply not synapsing and connecting.
Perhaps my neurons need input. I have hundreds of books from which to choose, all with the potential to jump-start my ridiculously stubborn mind. If I could just syphon all the excess and unneeded and unwanted thought from it, I’m certain I would regain coherent and functional use of the blasted thing.
The closest I’ve come to actual writing these past weeks was changing the words to Green Eggs and Ham to reflect my disdain for people. Sam-I-Am meets his demise at the end. A dear friend suggested I seek pharmaceutical intervention after reading it. I assured her I was properly medicated, but she seemed doubtful.
So, woe is me.
I suppose I will peruse my overflowing shelves for a good read, suggestions are welcome.
I’ve narrowed my choices down to four, but I cannot come to a final decision.
The Bell Jar —Sylvia Plath
The Professor and the Madman — Simon Winchester
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children — Ransom Riggs
The Fourth Hand — John Irving
Please feel free to provide your thoughts as mine are wholly unreliable at this time.