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?