Monday, November 25, 2013

So UnFoCUseD

My brain is so unfocused. I wonder if it's a product of the new media world we live in or if it's just your standard "shudder" middle age "shudder" thing. It's probably just me. Always with a book open when the television or radio is on. Maybe read 2 sentences and then throw the book on top of the pile and grab another one or maybe a magazine. Always starting but never finishing for months on end and then suddenly I get focused and have read 7 books in a row or written 7 new songs. My unemployment is not helping matters. Now I can spread my unfocused energies across the spectrum. I spent an hour the other day writing a piece for this blog, when I suddenly realized I had written much the same piece 8 years earlier. I feel like a gunfighter out of bullets. Nothing left to do but throw my boots and spurs and run.


Anonymous said...

Sucks to be old, fat, bald and mostly forgotten doesn't it?

"This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!"

This is not where I saw myself winding up when I was young, cool, sexy, inspired and outrageously relevant!

I don't know exactly who you are, Wally Bangs, but that's o.k. because apparently you don't either.

I will say this: you are PRECISELY in the here and now, the present, and as sad as it may seem to have fallen short of your youthful idealisms, you've at least managed to fulfill the only veritable meaning of life... having offspring.

You are a success.

Wally Bangs said...

What youthful idealism? Never had any. I just want to listen to some good music, read some good books, and maybe write a song or book. Still plenty of time for that. I just need a job really.