Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration.
You wish, I write. The point is: be careful what you wish for! Remember how I asked you what I should write about? Well, here comes the day of the writing challenge when we take a cue from our readers. Huge thanks for everyone’s suggestions! I’d like to cover all, and hope to do so, one by one, but I’ll start chronologically. John from the McLawson blog promptly proposed:
Write about what you like most, whatever it is. A hobby, cats, politics? Local issues. 🤔
Hobby, Leisure, Pleasure
I had to look up the word hobby in a dictionary. The definition wasn’t particularly helpful: an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. I had to proceed to look up leisure and pleasure. From the definition of leisure, I deduce it’s basically a yetti—it’s not real. I mean, free time as in time one is not occupied working? There’s no such a thing. Pleasure I’ve heard before but besides the pleasure principle—avoiding pain and seeking out pleasure—I don’t have a first-hand experience of this concept.
We’re not getting anywhere here. Let’s move on.
Cats, Politics, Local Issues
My personal pleasure principle boils down to seeking out cats and avoiding politics. Cats are the only stimulus to which I respond with spontaneous enthusiasm, one might even say a sensation of pleasure. Politics is my trigger. I avoid it pro-actively. I’m so successful at it that I barely know who the prime minister of my own country is. I don’t even know who the mayor of my town is. Which pretty much covers all I have to say about local issues. Wait, no. There’s one thing: Dear mayor, please place some recycle bins in my street. I’m tired of dragging my recyclables all the way to the other end of the town.
Thank you for reading. To be continued. (Are you scared yet? You’d better be!)