This last week I’ve been writing a paper for a class I like. It’s for a professor I like about a play I like. I like the subject, style, prompt, and everything about it, really. Despite how much I liked it, I couldn’t—for the life of me—make myself read or write anything anything about it. It was one of the hardest assignments I’ve ever had in terms of motivating myself to do it.
What prompted my lack of interest despite my interest? Why is my brain telling me both yes and no?
This paradoxical theme has done more than influence my life lately; it’s been running it. It makes me so happy to miss someone, and at the same time it hurts so much. The more I want to get something done, the less likely I am to do it. I can’t wait for this year to end, but I feel like it’s coming way too quickly.
In short, my life has become paradoxical. It’s confusing and intriguing. At the same time, I wish it upon all of you and none of you.
This week’s topic is Paradox. Find something that is defies sense, has no answer, or creates a strange loop. Use it as your theme, thesis, or structure. Play with it!