What I’d Really Like

Is another three hours in the day, only available for reading and writing. No meetings, no meals, no phone calls, no email. Preferably — and this will no doubt make me sound like even more of a misanthrope than I actually am — no human contact at all. Three hours in which one is somehow protected from everything else, closed into one’s monastery cell (though a comfy cell, with a good reading chair) with only books and the writing apparatus of one’s choice.

Of course, if I’m being honest, what I really need is the focus to be able to use such a magically protected three hours wisely. Off to go make the best of the 28 minutes I do have…

4 thoughts on “What I’d Really Like

  1. Sez the woman on sabbatical. You realize you’re not a reliable witness on this question right now, right?

    Besides, that only works if you’re (a) not attempting to exercise in the mornings, as that’s the only time that can get done and (b) not teaching at 9 am three days a week. I was quite serious before: three *extra* hours a day, in some protective bubble, would be the only way that everything I need to read can get read…

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