My computer needs adjustments. According to my cat Belaud, the problem is with the mouse. The mouse is making the cursor move around rapidly and erase entire paragraphs. I will call a computer specialist.
Moreover, according to Belaud, there is a degree of rivalry between my computer and WordPress. Both have a mind of their own. Belaud tells me that WordPress saves my drafts and when the time comes to push the button, the publish button, it has to make a choice between drafts and leaves drafts behind. I try to log out, but a window pops up informing me not to “leave this page.” So I edit the page, in the belief that something has gone wrong.
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Belaud the cat tells me not to worry. If I take action prematurely, says he, there could be dire consequences. He suggests a diplomatic approach to solving this problem and also warns never to publish a text in the evening. Belaud informs me that evenings are to be dedicated to household pets and to rest. Besides he reminds me that I am, at the best of times, a very tired person and should wait until morning before doing anything as drastic as clicking on a publish button.
This is, of course, cheap psychology on Belaud’s part, but given his noble origins and assertive personality, I cannot ignore his caveats. But I believe he is going too far by stating that I am “in denial.” I have told him that it isn’t denial but perseverance and a wish to belong.
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At any rate, I will, at some later point, insert the word Camerata in my last blog, but for the time being, I am being sent to the dog house to reflect on the human condition in general and my fallability in particular.
I will therefore call a computer specialist and then serve my sentence: twenty-four hours in the dog house. But I will rise again.
Take good care of yourselves.
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December 28, 2011