When you look at something long enough, you tend to miss certain details, especially if you just look at it and stop seeing it. Take the pen I use, which I've been using for over a year. It took me so long to finally notice that the finishing is some sort of metallic gold. Almost as cool as the paints we make. Incidentally I bought it in the first place because I thought it was pretty.
And then there's the aedes mosquito. I remember seeing A2 sized posters of mosquitoes hung in the school clinic, where you could clearly see the zebra like stripes across it's body and legs. Last night while waiting for the new year, I found an aedes mosquito. Whole (I killed it, actually, when it was attempting to suck some blood right out of me. It's either it dying or me getting dengue which I realised how serious it could be when a colleague's daughter died early last year) And guess what, for the first time in many years I looked at it closely and it seems to me that the stripes on the legs seems to have disappeared. Evolution or was that mosquito a mutant?
The thing is I hoped of getting a new perspective on life (Of what kind I don't know) during my leave of absence from work and blogging. As my leave was approved at the last minute (for work at least) I couldn't get away to a remote island somewhere, and instead observed the pen, the mosquito and my guitar. Which makes me wonder what on earth was it that made me pick up the guitar of all instruments. Didn't I know that the chords, frets and pentatonic scales are not the same as the traditional music scale which I could read once upon a time? No I didn't.
There's also the fact that the moment I stated I was tentatively taking a break from blogging, in true "just my luck" fashion a lot of blogworthy things started happening, and for once I'm glad I didn't succumb to pressure and decided to allow those blogworthy incidents go unblogged. Except for yesterday's unexpected post as popsie so cleverly pointed out.
The point is I had a really good rest.