I am writing a paper right now (literally. My Word document is minimized on my screen as I type this). I have this problem with writing papers. I LOVE the research part of papers. I like reading, and thinking, and reading some more, and collecting ideas from various sources, and deciding which viewpoints I agree with, and interupting my roommates with my latest epiphanies, and then reading some more. Yes, I like research. But after the research, I have to actually write the paper. This is the part that I find boring. I have already decided what I think about the topic and quite honestly, most of the time I don’t really care about persuading anyone else of my opinion. But there is no way for professors to grade me on my thoughts unless I write them down.
So right now I am writing a paper. I can only stare and the black and white screen for so long before I get bored of the sight of it. So I have to take a break to look at something a little lovelier. Usually this means I stand up and go outside to look at clouds or at least glance out my window at a tree or something. However, sometimes an outside view is not easily accesible so I have to find some other pretty thing to look at.
Lately I have discovered that my favorite store has an online catalog. I discovered this over the summer when the theme for their catalog was a Middle Eastern market. I have an appreciation for pretty things and for the Middle East so when they stuck them both in the same place I was very appreciative. What in the world does this have to do with writing papers? Well, at the moment instead of writing my paper I am looking at this. Trains AND pretty clothes! I have this weird affinity for trains. One of my dream trips is to take The Orient Express along its historic route. And beautiful coats! I really like a nice coat.
Okay, that’s enough of a break and enough of sighing over pretty things. Time to go back to the paper.
P.S. I apologize to those male readers who may have found this post a little boring. I will not talk about clothes often. Just pretty clothes, and mostly just because they’re pretty.