Wednesday, May 06, 2009

What time is it where you are?

Il ne faut pas chercher midi at 14 heures. Don't look for noon at 2:00 pm. Not because it will be too late but because noon is located at noon, not at 2:00.

It means don't make things complicated when they aren't. When they don't need to be.

The simplest answers are usually the right ones. No, the correct ones. Which has nothing to do with being right. Or doing what is right. Or, more importantly, doing what is right for you.

Choices we make, decisions we live with, behavior lines we trace - we color them and name them and qualify them and frame them and contextualize them. We make them 14:00 when they are really just 12:00.

It takes those two hours to get from reality to something we can live with.


Anonymous said...

Too many lines may box you in. That could mean trouble, or maybe they save you. What do you keep in those boxes?

Nicole said...

Anon - What makes you think I was talking about me? One line leads to two and to three and the next thing you know, you've got a world full of compartments and THAT is trouble. I'm currently erasing every line I've ever drawn, opening every box I've ever closed and looking for salvation in the trouble.

Anonymous said...

You are an interesting person Nicole.

Nicole said...

Anon - I actually come off much better in person. I think.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure. If you are ever in Virginia..

Nicole said...

They've got you working nights in Virginia? Somehow I doubt that. Or you're spending a lot of time on planes.