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Precious Waste

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“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
“It is the time I have wasted for my rose—” said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember.

The Little Prince,
brought to my home library by a book angel

Waste. I’ve been called that. Not worth the time. Not good enough to keep. Not even worth the flush it takes to be rid of me. Eh, I’ve been lied about before, and that won’t ever cease. I for my part accept it all as precious. The only waste that becomes its lie is the one that quits its love. “It is the time I have wasted…” I remind myself, so I will be sure to remember.

Which brings me to today’s task in my project aimed at cleaning up the mold and rust and dust from aftermath: my waste bin. Represented by the bumper sticker placed on the fixed post that provides aftermath‘s header – “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” – which is of course what makes it worth the wasting. In the former life of aftermath, I had that waste bin linking through to a OneNote notebook, Waste. Which, like so much else that has floated off into entropy the past few year, was barely the ghost of what had been intended, and even that creaking with age.

When I first encountered OneNote some seven years ago, I was very impressed, expecting it to eventually stand shoulder to shoulder with weblogs for delivery of content on the Internet and via apps. Alas, Microsoft has failed to take advantage of a huge vacuum that exists to this day, untouched by Google and Apple and every other cross-device content provider. So in the same spirit displayed in my notes about my Underground Systems, I could easily ditch OneNote in favor of taking aftermath‘s waste bin to an Excel-Word recycling center.

But, “it is the time I have wasted…” I repeat out loud, so I will be sure to remember. And what better way to waste time on wasting time than to persist in using OneNote. So rather than junk it as is done with the likes of waste such as I, we’ll give it a permanent lease and make it important for its waste.

In this instance, representing my personal vow that no moment of mine will ever be waste. Every single moment will reach out to touch someone in some way that recognizes and accepts them as important. Precious.

bumper sticker [] - aftermath

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Written by macheide

28 September 2014 at 12:44 pm

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  1. But in yet another illustration of my need for reliance on my Underground Systems, as well as illustrating my frustration with Microsoft falling down on the job with its online pretender of OneNote, I am making sure I have something else I’m doing whenever I do attempt to add much of anything to my Waste notebook, since chances are it drops changes at random and all too frequently goes off thinking for over a minute and is unresponsive in too many other ways. So as with so much else, my real Waste notebooks are offline, which means I have to pass files via a file manager to have any semblance of cross-device access, but at least offline is dependable. Nothing I’ve found online is.


    30 September 2014 at 11:41 am


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