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Water flowing underground
I've spent most of the last week sleeping on the couch. Since the Couch of a Thousand Tortures has been replaced by the Futon of Infinite Comfort, this is less of a problem than it could have been. Still, there's something that's not quite right about it. The energy is off. It's a lot like sleeping while camping. My senses have been more attuned, and I've been far more likely to wake up because of strange sounds or odd feelings. I've also been slightly more disoriented each time I've come out of sleep. For a brief moment after I wake, there's a realization that I'm not in my room. I have to think about where I am. It's weird.

Weirder, my rhythms are changing. I don't know if it's the heightened sense of place or just being outside of the clutter (yes, the room is still something of a disaster...), but I seem to be sleeping better and I've been waking up before my alarm. Even while I'm awake, my mind has been quieter. I'm happier to read, and I can only think that it has something to do with needing fewer flashing lights and raucous sounds to drown out the infernal conversation that goes on in my head.

I do have new parts for the frame, and sometime soon I'll get to making the necessary repairs. I'm thinking it might also be worth having a look at the rest of the room, too. Repairs can be made, and bits and pieces that have resisted being sorted out will find themselves with new homes. Has to be done. Has to.

Current Music: Talking Heads

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bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: March 2nd, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
cleaning my bedroom of unnecessary clutter is one of the best things in the world.
it's top of my list for when i'm back on my feet.
komos From: komos Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been very tempted to go through my stuff and just start tossing things or giving them away. Really, there's too much, and a lot of times it feels like a burden.

I also need to create a space I can work in. We have a study, but it's become a dumping place for things my housemate can't figure out what to do with. His room is fairly spartan, but only because he stores his trash in common areas.
why_style From: why_style Date: March 2nd, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
my bedroom got so cluttered that i actually moved my whole bed out to the living room and left the bedroom as an office/giant walk-in storage closet. it's been great, although i don't entertain or anything so having a bed in the living room isn't a problem for me...

komos From: komos Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you fear further creep, or have you set up a perimeter around your room to keep the clutters from further encroachment?
why_style From: why_style Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
i don't fear further creep, which is not to say i don't expect it. my fiancee definitely fears it though. my solution is that we get a bigger place- either a two bedroom: one bedroom for us and one for all the stuff, or something like our old apartment that actually had closets. her solution is that i throw out all my crap.
komos From: komos Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Course, if you could figure out a way to make a pocket universe, all those problems would be solved...
why_style From: why_style Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
did you really just say "pocket universe"? waaaay back in high school
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did you really just say "pocket universe"? waaaay back in high school <lj-user=chillguru> and i wrote a play about our pocket universe. sort of a waiting for godot meets our town type thing.
komos From: komos Date: March 2nd, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I did. I guess my geek is showing. :\
riverbank From: riverbank Date: March 3rd, 2005 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
i like to revel in that misplaced feeling
komos From: komos Date: March 3rd, 2005 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
There's certainly something to be said for it. I wonder if it isn't just a more natural state for us. We're supposed to be nomads, right?
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