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focusing exercises

Since I can't play DDR due to the fact that i'm still recovering from my injury (here's a not-for-the-queasy pic of my foot a couple of thursdays ago), i've been playing a lot more pool as a focus/escape from reality exercise.

On Sunday(?) I went to the EMU to practice, and it was shortly after Bush had given his public speech. I was doing the ten-racks-count-your-points-restart-if-you-miss drill and generally sucking at it (i'm just not consistent enough yet) and a bunch of people were watching CNN on the TV, listening to people doing an analysis on Bush's speech and what not.

marching band/drum corps taught me well in how to focus despite heavy distractions. Somewhere in the back of my brain i heard someone stating how he admired Bush for taking a confident stance, how he seemed very calm and collected and was a great, strong leader. another part of my brain was still reeling from the death of one of my former students. another part of my brain was churning about how much i hate this university, my frustrations with mark, etc. etc.

It's just generally been a time of negative energy, and it's nice that even if that stuff is always present, it's something i discard completely when i'm focused on playing pool or DDR.

Sometimes life is just about pocketing balls, analyzing tangent lines, and lining up the next three shots in your head.


Mar. 20th, 2003 12:54 am (UTC)
ms. a has a comment
don't i always? wow. nice foot. don't know when i've wanted you more. as for practicing pool/ddr as a diversionary practice--it's always nice to have an escape mechanism, especially ones as innocuous and safe as those. oh wait, how did you hurt your ankle again???

anyway, take care of the foot and make sure it's healed before you hurt it again.


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