Ironically, as I prepare to type this entry, while listening to a random playlist, on Spotify, of music from Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit" plays as I insert the title. Coincidence? Perhaps. Make of it what you will. I digress.
Among today's eventfulness was an early morning trip to the dentist. Oh, you know, just your average visit to Urgent Care, after dealing with an unfortunate (but hidden) tooth ailment. When my name was finally called, I was surprised at how calm I was. Even on the other side of [the procedure] I was quite serene, and it wasn't due to any type of medication, either. There was a great lesson in that; I knew what needed to be done, and I knew what was needed in order for it to be accomplished... Focus. From the time I sat down, I placed some feel-good music in my ear, awaited the anesthesia and summoned peace and relaxation. C'est la vie.
Now, those who know me, know I can be somewhat of a hard-head when it comes to medication. I'm all for meditation and holistic approaches to ailment, but I also know that tooth pain is worse than a flopped audition in front of a favorite Casting Director...wait, let me rethink that... Anyhow, at first, I resisted any type of pain killers when the numbing started to wear off. Then, it hit me. Not the pain, but the realization of [the procedure] and the pain that was sure to follow. So I downed a couple of ibuprofen and prayed to the holistic gods that it wouldn't alter my chemical balance - these things go deep for me. I was fine. Fast forward to my plucking away the Series I've been working on. With a self-set deadline for the end of the month to meet, I am in it, propa. Focused. I pause, notice a twinge of pain coming on, but I use that as motivation to dive right back into my writing. Pain. Writing. Pain. Inspiration. Writing. More pain. Deeper inspiration. Intense writing... Coincidence? Hmmmm... Make of it what you will.
The greater the focus, the weaker the distractions, the more effective the accomplishment. Donny, out.
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Donnell E. Smith