Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Idle Time 


1st Cover Mock-up of the Idler's Glossary by Seth

Tonight I didn't go out of my way to go to something that isn't part of a book series. Let me explain. On my way home I stopped off at the Gladstone Hotel to take in a book promotion as part of Pages Bookstore "This Is Not A Reading Series". The event was to promote a very small book which took 4 people to create. Mark Kingwell wrote the introduction, Joshua Glenn wrote it, Seth designed and illustrated it and is edited by Daniel Wells.

I'm glad I did. Hailed as the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of the Indolent, The Idler's Glossary was showcased as your guide and tool kit for arguing in favour of "idleness". Not just in favour of it, but also to encourage people to be more productive through idling. Who am I to debate that? It's well known that the best ideas come to us in a relaxed state, when the mind is at ease. Which is why we have our best ideas when nodding off or when showering in the morning.

I'm not sure how being idle will affect our GNP, but in this stressful time of economic turmoil we could use all of the rest and good ideas we can get. So go forth and relax. Everything will be alright.

Our regular programming will resume after a brief nap.

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