- Sit on a couch
- Dematerialize the art object
- Decide not to charge Tom Delay
- Earn a Bachelors degree
- Return to the United States
- Create a shop window display
- Reform a pedophile
- Earn $61.5 million playing football
- Accomplish next to nothing
- Reunite the cranberries
- Decide that starvation and pain may not be where it's at
- Blow $3 million on drugs, clothes, and parties
Google the phrase "six years," and you see a lot of stories about sports teams, the Iraq war, and felony convictions. Apart from the conviction stories, which seem to have a lot to do with fraud, murder, and child pornography, mainly the stories focus on things that are decidedly still in progress.
As in, "after six years of war, Iraq still unsettled." And, "after six years of war, bin Laden still at large." And, "after six years, eleven out of nine Americans still don't understand fractions." And, "after six years, Alistair Cook still dead." (Remarkable, isn't it? I thought he'd died in the 70s.)
You'd think they might have had the courtesy to have one that said, "after six years, Corner Kick blog still struggling to find itself, not unlike the Buddha who spent six years starving before realizing you can't get enlightened on an empty stomach." Or maybe, "after six years, Corner Kick blog still unengaging, not unlike Hayden Christensen and that chick he was engaged to but just broke up with."
So it is that I come to six years of blogging, with little to show for it beyond a couple of web awards and a bunch of really awesome totally cool writer and blogger buddies. Thanks to those of you who stick with me.
I've no idea why you do it.
Even Buddha's friends left him after six years of malnourishment and self denial.