Attention Inventory: November
5 observed preoccupations including indecipherable penmanship, ugly meals, and a soundtrack of polished rebellion.
Nothing succeeds without taking stock. Below, this month’s “Attention Inventory” list of 5 clocked preoccupations, including: soft attire, indecipherable penmanship, ugly meals, and a soundtrack of polished rebellion.
1. WORKDAY SOFTNESS
My house gets cold. And for a moment there, amid mornings working at home, you’d find me in a monochrome grey cotton sweatsuit with the hood up (recently I saw a typo on an Amazon review that accidentally said “sweatshit” and that was deeply the mood). I looked like Justin Bieber.
2. TWO DIFFERENT HANDWRITINGS
How do you write? How do you perform the physical act of writing?
I would say I cross out more than I write. I have to hunt for words when I speak, and I have the same difficulty when writing. Then I make a number of additions, interpolations, that I write in a very tiny hand. There comes a moment when I myself can’t read my handwriting, so I use a magnifying glass to figure out what I’ve written. I have two different handwritings. One is large with fairly big letters—the os and as have a big hole in the center. This is the hand I use when I’m copying or when I’m rather sure of what I’m writing. My other hand corresponds to a less confident mental state and is very small—the os are like dots. This is very hard to decipher, even for me.