Took a two week brake from any family activity. Still felt out of place when I got back today. Had nothing to say other than comments that did not reach out. I’ve got nothing to add. Heck, even looking at them makes me feel uncomfortable. Thing is, I only went to get a social breather. Only to realize that I would be just as happy on my own.
They function properly in their own sphere, but I am not really part of this sphere. Its old news, but the truth is what it is.
I do not know whether I should feel utterly relieved or totally shattered about the fact that I have nothing more to say or contribute to any existing relative other than “ordinary life circumstantial” things.
Part deux of my Flash Gordon Art Deco travel poster series. My goodness I had fun with the spire things. Maybe I overdid it, but if you can’t let rip on a Flash Gordon poster then when can you? That’s what I say, anyway.
Fonts. Tall Deco by Thomas E. Harvey for the MIA stuff, and Kino MT for the title.
Here’s my Sky City poster, from this same series.
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
This is so true and amazing. Seriously, games like Candy Crush and Tetris keep me sane some days. Focusing on something I can control while my life is crazy.