fear is the path to the dark side. fear leads to anger. anger leads to hate. hate leads to suffering. ~ yoda

i have completed 80% of the final draft of my postgraduate dissertation on stylistics. upon vetting through the last section of the fourth chapter, i needed to get away from the computer before the madness completely takes over.

i reached the top of the boulder wall today. climbing without a harness is scary because i have this monumental fear of falling. bouldering also requires much more upper body strength because the wall is not exactly vertical but is inverted. one is constantly clinging on a hold with hands and you can’t rest on your feet like on a top rope wall.

i have started on boulder routes. it was refreshing to get away from the computer and have my mind focused on something other than stylistics for a change. the good people at the climbing gym have adopted me as their pet project for the upcoming competition.

upon finishing the climb, i caught up with F and chatted about the production industry over 600ml of sarawakian style spirituality. the industry is filled with dreamers and success stories of many kinds – which is probably why i miss the immersion into publications big time.

the evening is done. i return to my workstation. i have six stories to write for my editors, but that will have to wait one more day. the final, concluding chapter of my dissertation awaits me.

9 thoughts on “fear is the path to the dark side. fear leads to anger. anger leads to hate. hate leads to suffering. ~ yoda

  1. WOW.. The sound of “postgraduate dissertation on stylistics” terrifies me! :) And I thought “Master of Science in Conservation Biology” sounded scary enough (to laymen, that is) *winks*

  2. he he heh… sometimes i swap the word ‘stylistics’ with ‘textual discourse analysis.’ love the effect:))

    but really, they’re just words. my training has taught me that the human perception is far more important than the vehicle which conveys it:))

  3. nyahaha..is this a thread for geeks!?…hehehe
    fear is essential, it is the reason why we are here today, without fear of predators, early mammals would have been eaten up by larger carnivours.

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