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weird blankness.

say that certain parts of life are built up of components A, B, C, D, E, F,...Z, and all of the capital letters have subletters of a, b, c, d, e, f,...z that each have their own little itty bitty subletters in small font that i'm too lazy to do on LJ.

suppose that a different individual is responsible for each capital letter component... the picture i have is that of an assembly line. Adam is responsible for component A, and he has subordinates that deal with each subletter. All of the subordinates do their thing, and when they're finished, Adam proofs it, puts it together, and gives it to Beth to work on adding component B. Beth takes it, assigns what she needs to each subordinate, they do their thing... and so on.

The intricate machine of life chugs itself along for the most part. But at some point, maybe Jennifer's subordinate zachary calls in and says "i can't come in to work today."

This isn't a *huge* deal at first because components A up to J can be taken care of, but once it gets to Jennifer, they discover that no one knows how to do zachary's job, and even if someone *did*, they'd have to give up *their* responsibility, putting a different kink in the system.

yakim (Jennifer's "y" subordinate) is there holding onto the component, staring blanklly at the spot where he's supposed to hand it over to zachary. every now and again he blinks.

all of the people from K to Z are sitting there twiddling their thumbs. making small talk. some wish that they could go home, but they have to be there on standby just in case something does in fact get to them.

production before yakim continues, but eventually, xavier gets a component that he's supposed to hand off to yakim, and he can't because yakim is still holding on to what he has to give to zachary. Then wanda gets a component that she's supposed to hand off to xavier, but she can't... and so on and so forth until it gets back to Adam.

and then... everything stops. silence. every letter of the alphabet in whatever capitialization or font size is no longer doing anything. they're all waiting because of zachary's small but essential role.

i think that's probably the closest i can get to describing my mood at the moment.

huh. *looks at clock* time sure flies when time seems to be stopped.

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eversorachel
Jan. 19th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
i tilt my head at you!
wow... that was pretty amazing, actually. i'm not entirely sure what you mean by it, but i love the way you said it. heh.
you are amazing, mendel.
kosmickalyx
Jan. 19th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
been there hunny. . . .soon or later zachary will come back in and the backlog will clear up. . . .just takes time and a few minor and/or major annoyances.

*hugs*

i've been thinkin about ya all day. . . .
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