[The Story] Service of Bunbury

While waiting for the ENDLESS WAR Bookclub to finish reading Picture of Dorian Gray, I’ve been reading more works by Oscar Wilde, including The Importance Of Being Earnest. While all the media I meander through, and all the experiences I have, won’t directly influence “The Story,” there were three thoughts I had from the first 15 pages of the play: first, I don’t like how tending to Mr. Bunbury is used as an excuse for skipping.

Spoilers?: Minor [loathesomeness of characters]
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[Tripping On…] Numbed But Pained

I went to bed after 1am and woke up before 5am. I didn’t need an alarm. I woke up with the same lower back pain I’ve been having for months. I have the relief of not having to fight for people to believe that I am having these problems, but I am still fighting for the help of getting these problems fixed. I’m not sure if I’m in better shape, because it’s not fixed yet…

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[Media Meandry] Keep It Open

If there’s one thing I’ve learned while reading Picture Of Dorian Gray, it’s overcoming the romantic notion that books are sacred, and should be read within some sacredly focused mindset. If the book resonates well, then sure, read like that. If the book or any media doesn’t, then it’s alright to keep the book open in a tab and read a paragraph while something loads, like we would spend that time reading a text message.

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[Media Meandry] Passively Active Content

The major value, for me, in having a wide variety of content that I can meander through in my free time is developing a sense of appropriateness. When is my mood appropriate for writing or not? If I force myself to write, I can sometimes get something good, but when I’m not feeling much like writing, and might rather play a videogame or read a novel, then I’d just end up wasting time unproductively rewriting.

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[Tripping On…] Upsides To Downsides

While reading up to page “37” of The Picture of Dorian Gray, I found myself halfway disinterested but halfway fascinated by some lines, starting with “but the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself.[1]” When we dip our toes into the waters of media for as long as it takes for our minds to calm down, there are myriad benefits, except when we allow the addictive qualities of media to consume us. Where’s the moderation?

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[Tripping On…] X-Rays, Bloodwork: Insignificance

As happy as I am that the results of my x-rays showed nothing significant, perhaps similarly nothing significant with my bloodwork, leading promisingly to the start of the reparation process, through chiropractic work to undo the damage that posture – whether self-inflicted, incidental, accidental, or, through innocent happenstance – and reinforce better posture to regain my long-term health back, I suppose Oscar Wilde had phrased it well enough: “Nowadays a broken heart will run to many editions.”

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