Copyright (c) Victoria Elizabeth 2004. All rights reserved.
THE LOST ART OF LOLLYGAGGING --Or, how to dawdle, loaf, or putter to your heart's content--
In our time-conscious world -- minutes, hours, and days are only meaningful if they can be organized, measured, prioritized not to mention sliced and diced into "productive" and "non-productive" periods.
It seems anything deemed "time wasting" must be derided and then dropped from all "to do" lists. On other hand, being "listless" (having no "to do" list or a short one) is a fate worse than death.
If you're not running around thither and yon, fear not. There will always be at least one quidnunc keen on telling you that your life lacks purpose. And, we all know what happens to people without goals and long "to do" lists. They become ill-fated "laggards", lippy "losers" or heaven forbid, "lounge lizards"!
"Fooling around" or, 'living in moment", is for children and pets only. Grown-ups are not encouraged to dawdle, loaf, putter or simply take time out to smell roses let alone talk to them. To engage in such "mindless" activities is to invite some incurable dis-ease. Such is life in Lollygaglessland.
However, not being a linear thinker helps when it comes to enjoying art of lollygagging.
First, toss your watch, clock or timepiece for day. Second, put on some comfy clothes -- or, if you're feeling frightfully funky, just a birthday suit. Next, find a comfortable and cozy thing to sit upon. This is important. Doing so will take a load off your feet, and prevent your brain from becoming clogged, cluttered or crashing like your hapless personal computer. If all else fails, remember, rumination and regurgitation is not in cards for you today!