THIS DAY SHALL BE A LOVE-DAY.
So says the new emperor of Rome to his new bride, Tamora… though when I stage this scene in my head, Saturninus says it loud enough that all present on the scene can hear it. After all, he’s just invited his brother—who’s run off with Lavinia, who was SUPPOSED to be Saturninus’ wife but “left [him] like a churl”—to a double-wedding feast. (It’s even more complicated than that; but I won’t go into it.) What’s ultimately happening here is a public show of forgiveness and goodwill. Let’s forget, for the moment, that a couple of characters don’t mean what they say when they speak about mercy.
If you know about the literature of this period, you know that things like capitalization and punctuation weren’t codified; so it’s tough to build an interpretation of a text on such things. Nonetheless, I’m struck by the thought of a “love-day” as a unified thought, hyphenated into a single concept. “Love” and “[this] day” as indivisible. Love and THIS moment as one-and-the-same.
I’m keeping this one short this morning because I want to let the line speak for itself. What happens if you—if I—go into today with THIS as our mantra? What if we take the liberty of making a compound word, a compound thought, of everything we encounter or must engage with today: “love-work,” “love-commute,” “love-conversation,” “love-lunch,” “love-laundry”? If you’re headed to the gym today, try a “love-run” on the treadmill. When it’s time to put the dishes away, try “love-organizing” them on the shelves.
I’m “love-typing” to you all right now, by the way. Now let’s go make compound words and compound actions of our loves.
I haven’t been writing a lot. Ive been going out & doing things as usual & nothing has been that exciting. I’ve realised that I’m still very sad about the end of my relationship. I’m not sad about being single. I do like being single. I’m sad because I have lost a really beautiful part of someone who I love. I miss him. I miss us. & I have to keep reminding myself that we ended for a good reason. But the thoughts keep trickling in every so often. I’ve been hanging out with my family a bit but my dad left today to go back to his work (which is overseas) so I don’t know if I’ll see them as much. Though I am seeing them tonight because I have 2 elements of burger materials and my Mum has all the other elements. So it kinda was perfect haha. I don’t seem to find joy in much anymore. I am happy around people but not a happiness that isn’t forced. It’s a happiness I make happen. I think I just can’t seem to find me very much at the moment. I seem to be hiding and only able to come out with alcohol. But I don’t want to drink that much honestly because it’s just not me to drink every day. I just don’t feel the need or the want. I had my birthday recently & I didn’t really want to do anything for it but I had dinner with friends & then again with family on my actual birthday. I’m trying to up my healthy habits but I don’t seem to feel like it. Though today I was wondering if I should start hiking again in the morning once this yoga stops. I do yoga 4 times a week early in the morning. Sleeping early is really hard. Night time is my relax time & it’s never long enough. Night time is when I start to feel like I’m finally waking up but then I have to go to sleep & wake up early in the morning. Then it takes me all day to feel really awake again. I should have been born some nocturnal animal. Maybe I was one in a previous life. I do want to get skinnier again but right now I just don’t want to care & in turn I don’t want to see any guys. X didn’t remember my birthday and he said he might be able to hang that morning last week but he forgot. Or never really wanted to in the first place. I don’t know. I’m better off without him right now anyway.
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