Things go well when I do them playfully. They don’t when I do them with a sense of obligation. You’ll notice that I said ‘things’ generally—not just language play.
On a bad day I wake up already stressed. I feel the compulsion to get things done, and now! Doing one thing, I’m berating myself about all those other things that I ought to be getting on with.
When did that start happening? When I became a householder? Started a family? Began a career?
So I visited an op shop and picked up C. L. Barber’s The Story of Language.
Today: J5 D4 F1
Total: J332 D160 G60 P37 F29 Sp22 A8 Da1 R1