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.