#383: DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE FIRST LISTY LOOKING THING YOU COME ACROSS
It really feels like a day for a list again. I have been a bit overwhelmed1 with a few things over the last several days, and writing cohesive2 narrative has not been at the top of my to-do3 list.4
1 I wrote those first two sentences, and then went to the washroom. I got my period. Yippee, and I do not mean that sarcastically. Using overwhelmed was putting my mood over the last few days mildly. I spent most of yesterday fighting tears in my cubicle, trying to bouy myself up with the avalanche of visitors I've been receiving thanks to Finslippy, but nevertheless succumbing to hopelessness by noon. Things are, as they say, looking up.
2 When I look at words like cohesive, ones with a prefix and a suffix sandwiching an odd middle root, I wonder things like What is this hes part I know nothing about? What is it to hese? Is it like two things existing proximally to each other, and then the co comes along to make them stick together? When the Fiery One and I are moving around near each other, are we hesing? Then, after noodling around with goofy word play, I look it up and find out that I am, of course, wrong. The root of the middle part, hes, is haerere, which means "to stick". This also helps to make sense out of the word hesitation. The more you know...
3 I don't keep to-do lists. They are too freaking depressing.
4 You're still here after my exhaustive side notes? Fantastic. Oh, you thought these side notes were the list? No. I just can't get through writing two sentences without overthinking everything, and I thought I'd let you see what a whirring soup my brain can be.
Here is the list: