A Reflection on Procrastination
A few months ago (On April 26th to be precise) I attended a play called Bless This Mess which is a play written by a friend of mine (The soon to be heart-throb actor) Shane McClurg, and directed by (the upcoming premier director of our time) Al Lattin, and performed at the Sacrifice Cliff Theatre. Naturally, I mentioned that I would write something about the play and here I am about six months later finally doing so.
From my notes, I can remember that the plot is about a young couple getting in a car wreck, then being saved by a kind southern family. The couple discovers that there are some dark secrets in the family, and help bring things to light while facing a grim truth of obsession and perversion. Essentially, it is a story of faith, denial, and finding those closet skeletons which asks the audience to think about the relationship between faith, society, and the individual.
Had I written about this show sooner, I could have commented, perhaps, on set design and costumes, and observed how the minimalist stage had effective atmospheric qualities. But those are things that require promptness from observation, so my next best option is to include a few pictures with some descriptions of the events. Though the pictures can offer a useful visual to describe the production, they fall short of their full potential because they lack a fresh descriptive write commentary to accompany them.
Why, if the quality of my review is falling with each day, bother doing it all? Partly because I said I would, and mostly because Al and Shane are spectacular and I think they need mentioned in more RMC publications. The lesson to be learned from all this is, however, that putting things off will usually cause their quality to decline. Of course somethings improve if postponed, but many things rot. So start working on those things you want to achieve today, and even those things you want to put off.
Do just one problem in that math homework you want to burn, write one sentence for the essay you want to ignore, and start seeing that the messiness of the ‘to do’ list can be cleaned up one item at a time, and that it doesn’t have to be done all at once.