One day I found a lavender sprig, un brin de lavande, in a book of… 1878.
I’m a book sniffer, I’m sorry. People mock me! I open’em and I smell. I have plenty of old books. They have “this” smell. Delicious. When I eBaybuy a pile of old Charlie Brown comics, I open one and hmmm – American seventies…
But one day I opened a 1796 book. It had another smell. VERY different. I was… astonished. Like a “Heyyy wait a second” second in a deeper past…
One day, someone asked him/her why he/she never travelled : “What for? I’m arrived already!”.
Are bored people boring?
There’s one terrible little pattern to study :
the sudden appearance of a nuisance in the middle of an already tiresome situation
The “That’s all I needed!” state. That on top.
Sarah Bernhardt in 1876 :
There’s a proverb, somewhere, saying :
“To obey an order without carrying it out”
Oh I like it!
Montherlant says that traveling is useful. If draws on the map… places you don’t want to go any more…
Versus boredom, bored homme, injection : Passion! Bzt!
We can imagine that what enthrals us is linked to a childhood state. If you were turning over rocks in a delightful loneliness as a kid, then as an adult now, you like to be alone at times. You DWON’T need to have the TV on all day long because you’re unable to stay with yourself for more than 10 seconds (the “I need my phone to pee” type).
There are so many types! You love to read, to watch horror movies, to build, to think, to organize, to clean, to take care of people, to hunt, to buy things, to pray, to share, to teach.
Your field is a big pacifier, linked to your childhood. Well, that’s my theory!
If I’m bored, I am as lost as a baby at night in a lonely bedroom : I lost my pacifier. It’s not cool.
Worse : if you’re a bored person, it’s a forever no-pacifier state. Alcohol will NOT do the thing. You can buy fast cars, though, they are cool.
You can also read :
Berg maybe said :
The best magic always results from ecstasies of logic.
Hmm? What do you think?
Not Doing Something That Nobody Ever Thought of Not Doing It
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