Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Perseverance

Perseverance is a good thing.  It's good for writing, it's good for riding, it's good for many things.  I'm trying to cultivate perseverance in my writing practice.  
  
Tonight I was wondering where the line is between perseverance and other things.

For example:

Last night I lay in bed awake, listening to the puppy pant.  It wasn't warm in the room but she is a meatball and some nights she pants.  
I willed her to be quiet and go to sleep.
I willed Brett to get up and put her out.
I willed myself to sleep through it.
I dozed.  I woke to panting.  It had only been 20 minutes since I last checked the clock.
Brett and I were both laying too still.  We were both awake, annoyed by the panting.  We were both faking sleep, hoping the other would put the puppy out.
Two hours later, I got up and put the still panting puppy outside.

So, did Brett persevere or is he just more obstinate than me?

3 comments:

  1. Hey, we did the same thing this morning, but our dog won. She peed in the room. I think the dogs are going to be banished into a room with tile from here on out.

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