It is out of exhaustion and my humanity that I, with humor, intact, make this post. I’m a beached whale. As Scotty used to say, “I can’t give ‘er any more, I’ve given ‘er all she’s got.”
There’s an old saying, one my mother is fond of, “Take care of the goose that lays the golden egg.” Well, I’m a beached whale, resting on the shore of accomplishment, who deserves his fatigue, and must rest to regain his vitality.
If I had anything more in me, you bet I’d squeeze it out. But I’ve reached the apex, folks. It’s important to remember that rest is not laziness. Rest is a beautiful, benchmark of humanity—a must-have for the perpetuation of a lack of laziness. I have no absence of zest, merely a limitation to how much I can emit for a time. I guess it can be tough for a nut like me to remember that.
Even a supreme being rested after his work…
“On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.”
If he did it, the heck I can, too.
A little cartoon
As usual for my weekdays, I woke up at 7:00 AM, today, and prepared to carry on. I’ve been in bed, ever since. That is, until I rose up to begin my next post, A Reflection on March, which as of today, is a day late. But it occurred to me, as I shook my head at myself: I’m not done resting yet.
So, why is it easier for me, as fatigued as I’ve ever been in the past four most productive months of my life, to write this post, than to churn out the next thing? Honesty, and where I’m at, I suppose. Everything I’ve poured out here, has been an honest expression of myself—my projects, my strengths, my weaknesses, and my aspirations. Before “getting on with it”, I need that same clarity that has bolstered all of this, thus far.
Looking back on my recent days, weeks, and months… Holy… My being fatigued is well justified. Now, I’m gonna read some To Kill a Mockingbird, and sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, knowing strength, clarity, and gusto, will inevitably return, and we’ll cheer…
Upwards and onwards!
Until then, enjoy the hint of my collapse on the Trekkies Into Darkness audio commentary, the fantastic Viewpoint: A Convention of States, and my crowning accomplishment of March, 2014, Who Will Survive, and the heartfelt remembrances I share of it, in its post.
See you soon,
- “Wes the Whale” (.png)