Saturday, August 1, 2009

Too much time on my hands

Is wasting time possible in eternity?

This question reared its head today. I jumped all over the tasks I had planned for the day and knocked them out by 2:30 this afternoon. Nothing is slated until tonight, so that leaves me with about 3-4 hours to do anything that I please. I don't want to read a book, because I have a boatload of problems to solve next week that can't be acted upon until Monday. I don't like being interrupted for more than a day or two part way through a reading. I'm not motivated to drag out a guitar , tune it, and evaluate what eroded skills, if any, I still possess. My knee hurts, so jumping on the treadmill is out. It's becoming evident that I don't want to do anything. These are just weak excuses.

This is not the case when I have limited free time. I'll get more enjoyment out of 20 minutes in the middle of an action-packed day than I will during stretches like I'm now facing. So what's it like in eternity? Not a cosmological eternity, but a rendered down, simplified, popular notion of eternity.? (The wings and harp scenario, for example) If today is any indication, trying to fill 50 million years with gratifying activities would not suit me.


Becca said...

I think wasting time is always possible.

TMC said...

I'm sure Mrs. Mink would agree that if you'd just see her, she'll find plenty of honey-do things for you to do. :)

p.s. I met S. & Wendy - both such nice girls!

AudreyO said...

Free time is great. It's nice to chill and do nothing once in a while.

Call Me Cate said...

I'm awesome at wasting time. But I think you're only "wasting" it if you should be using it for something productive. So if you have an eternity of free time, no matter what you're doing, it's not really wasted.

I have no idea if that makes any sense. But thanks for playing!