Tuesday, March 9, 2010

sacred process

I miss the tedious fulfillment of writing
research essays: digging for answer fragments
fossilized in dense text

filtering miles of pebbly beach with my fingers,
hunting for seashells to construct my own ocean
piece by piece

or the aimless joy of putting one foot before the other,
wandering idle streets; discovery is only
a welcome byproduct

pencil underlines, feverish note taking:
process is sacred ritual and ceremony, like church,
like packing a suitcase; it is faith.

Photo by Mila

        Can you think of an activity that is generally considered tedious, boring or "not fun" that you actually enjoy doing? What do you like about it?

1 comment:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

Video game collecting, if done properly. :) Like hunting down all the stars in Mario, or getting all the heart pieces in Zelda.