This has nothing to do with Jennifer Aniston. Well very little anyway.
Yesterday I wrote a little story about an astronaut with dead batteries. I can’t tell you how satisfying that was.
When I was posting pretty much every day I sometimes latched onto an idea or topic during my twenty-five mile journey to work. Now I’m trying to get back to as close to every day as I can and I get a little anxious if I get to work and I don’t have an idea yet.
But here’s the thing. It doesn’t have to be much of an idea. Yesterday it was ‘the batteries were dead.’ That’s all. Now I’m not trying to tell you that my superior intellect or creativity or writing skill is responsible for that wonderful gem of a story (okay I’m joking here). It just sort of happened. You get an idea, a sentence, a word and somewhere somehow a story grows out of it. It’s amazing. I get an idea and by the time I get to work the story is done. It still takes work to get all the words right but the essentials are there.
It’s satisfying and it feels like what I should be doing.
I wonder if when God finished creating the heavens and the earth He got this crooked little grin on His face. Not that He was proud in the sense that we get puffed up about something we did but that it just felt good to create. To do what He is. We all have these things we have to do but if in the midst of working our job, cleaning the house, cutting the grass we can find little slices of time to do what we are, we will be satisfied. It feels good to do what we were made to do.
Now about Jennifer Aniston. Day before yesterday I had Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams in the title of my post. I got 31 hits. Yesterday the title was Multiple Redundancies and I got maybe, what, 12 hits? So I’m trying a little experiment here. I promise this is the only time I’ll do this. I know Jennifer is not the latest hoty. It’s probably that girl on something called Gossip Girl (?) who had what was purported to be neked pictures of her posted on the internet. Hotness is not about looks. It’s about publicity.
But I’m old and Jennifer Aniston is the one that came to mind. Really at my age I’m surprised it’s not somebody like Kim Novak.
Anyway I’m just curious.