The ‘one day I’ll show you’ syndromepublished: 2008-11-19
“One day, I’ll show you all.”
How many times do we catch ourselves thinking this? It usually happens when we are treated unfairly, yet find ourselves unable to roll up our sleeves and put up a fight. Instead, we stick our tail between our legs and whimper “you just wait and see, one day, one day…”
I was recently treated to a one-day-I’ll-show-you event. I had rented office space for a relatively large sum of money. The purpose being: to be able to close the door behind me in order to write in silence. This worked for a few months but suddenly my landlady turned against me after I had gone through a really busy phase (remember that Sundance screenplay deadline?). She then started stomping around the office, huffing and puffing, making excessively loud phone calls, inviting rowdy Italians friends over who found it necessary to elaborately discuss anything but work on chairs posted demonstratively right next to my door. I should have decided then and there to pack my things and go, this kind of thing is
deadly for writing. Instead, I desperately tried to reclaim my writing sphere by asking what was the matter. She then screamed at me that I had become an arrogant witch, It was flow she was looking for, FLOW! I think she was drunk.