Yesterday I should have gone to school as I usually do, most Saturdays, to receive lectures in a dusty studio, with a dustier rug and tired air conditioners, but I didn’t go. I stayed at home and got lost on the internet. I should have done some writing too, but I didn’t, instead I toyed with my website.
There was also a wedding I should have gone to, I didn’t do that either, I didn’t do any of the things I should have done. The ‘shoulds‘ were weighing down on me.
Towards evening, I read a book, the power had gone out and the laptop and the phone had died, all that was left was my Kindle.
I looked for something to read. I have many books, a few years ago a huge collection of .mobi books fell into my lap, about three thousand books. I don’t know if I will ever have the time to read them all.
I tried Asimov at first, I liked the authors note, his humor was catching, but Foundation itself, I could not bring myself to enjoy, maybe science fiction is not really my thing.
Almost by chance, I started reading a book called, Awaiting Your Reply by Daniel Chaon.
I couldn’t stop reading.
That book gave meaning to my wasted Saturday in a way that doing all the things I should have, would never have done.