I wasn’t getting as much done as I wished so I decided to organize my life and my tasks by constructing a to-do list. The idea was to prioritize and avoid “open loops” which sapped my productivity and marred my peace.
I first made a list of things I wanted to do:
WRITE LETTER TO FRIEND
THINK ABOUT THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BILATERAL AND RADIAL SYMMETRY
BUY A SMALL NOTEBOOK
And the I put a number in front of each item on the list, like this:
3)WRITE LETTER TO FRIEND
1)THINK ABOUT THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE IDFFERENCE BETWEEN BILATERAL AND RADIAL SYMMETRY
4)BUY A SMALL NOTEBOOK
So I did the first thing on my to-do list:
And I thought — those creatures with bilateral symetry have a head with sense organs so they can achieve their goals. But thos ecreatures with radial symetry do not know that their goals will be in front of them — they may be on either side or above or below. They are more like a net of signiifance that catches whatever stray particles of food or krill the environment sends towards them. Adn I may be such a thing. My hair is unwashed still, but everyone is my friend and everything I do or say or am is a letter, and I have no need of notebooks beccause I don’t want to or need to remember anything. If there is anything I need to remember the ocean will make me sure to know it now, and rather than a list of things to do, I am a simultaneous expression every moment of what it wants to use me to get done.