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May. 11th, 2016

It was a bit of a rough day, and in a moment of rage against the machine, I decided to use the office label maker to print off "You are worthwhile." I think I needed to hear it. Only the machine was out of paper, and if that's not a metaphor for... Something.

On the other hand, the doctor got bit today by a patient, so there's that...

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In slightly cheerier news, I finally have an idea ... Ish for the NY Tolkien conference. Something about philosophy of language, and how we have to understand word usage in a very specific way if we don't want to descend into Tolkien's cursed science - we have to understand words as a revealed thing, not something abstracted from experience that can be analyzed in a certain way. More Augustine, less Plato.

I'd like to think it's not nearly as dry as it sounds, but then JRRT thought much the same about the Silmarillion.

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shirebound
May. 12th, 2016 03:24 pm (UTC)
You Are Worthwhile.
marta_bee
May. 12th, 2016 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm going to bookmark this comment for when I need to read that. Some days I think I should have it tattooed against the back of my hand or something.
engarian
May. 12th, 2016 03:47 pm (UTC)
LOLOL. Yes, a metaphor about hitting your forehead against a building wall. Here's hoping today is a bit better.

- Erulisse (one L)
marta_bee
May. 12th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
Objectively speaking, it actually wasn't that bad! But it was just one of Those Days (TM) where nothing much *seemed* to go right, so when the label machine wouldn't do its thing, I just had to throw back my head and laugh.

Today is a bit better. I got comparatively decent sleep for once, and I can work form home today and get stuff set up. Still feel a bit wiped out, but it's a bit more manageable.
hhimring
May. 12th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
Your idea for the conference sounds very interesting to me, not too dry in the least (but then of course I'm a Silm fan!).

Glad to see you say in the comments that today was better.
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