The other night I had a dream in which the sun went out — inexplicably, in the middle of the morning, it became dark as night again. My first thought about this, in the dream, was “This’ll make for a great blog post!”
You see, the widening chasm between posts weighs on me in both my conscious and unconscious hours. And I am not someone who performs well under pressure. I am, instead, someone who chokes under pressure. You know that moment when you’re playing Tetris and the pieces are coming too fast and you can’t find appropriate spaces for them, so you just give up and let them pile up in crazy fashion? That’s a pretty good analogy for the way I live my life at times. I am also physically crippled by pressure — many times it has caused me, as it did a few days ago, to wake up with a neck so stiff I can barely move my head.
Life is unusually hectic for us at the moment because we’ve decided to move apartments within the city this month. Like many things in Switzerland, the moving process is fussy and stressful…to the point that you begin to wonder whether it’s worth the trouble. But we’re hoping it is. And I think I’ll feel much more willing to blog about it once it’s all over.
I hope, dear readers, that you’re all settling nicely into your fall routines. We’re certainly looking forward to things being a little more settled chez nous.