27 September 2008

isostatic readjustment


It went yesterday. The dissertation that is, the finished object, the monkey that has been perching on my back since May. But to my surprise, instead of feeling the expected elation, I felt rather subdued, as if something was not quite right, a little bit low even. So this weekend I expect a little bit of isostasy, a rebalancing. No big celebrations. Just enjoying the morning mist and the sunny afternoons. Some fresh air, seaside, allotment. That'll do.

3 comments:

60 Going On 16 said...

The anti-climax is understandable but at least it's done! I do remember how normal life went on hold when my daughter was completing hers eight years ago. I hope you enjoyed your well-deserved seaside trip and that it was as sunny on your side of the country as it was on ours.

emmat said...

are you allowed to give us even the slightest clue as to the subject matter? I feel like i desperately want to know!

Felix said...

I always feel done in after handing in a major assignment or completing a major project. It is the sense of anti-climax, the day-after-Xmas feeling. But don't allow the deflated feeling to crush the sense of relief and joy and amazement and self-congratulations that are SO DUE for getting to the end of this...
...I hope the allotment, the sea, etc. have been healing and that you are beginning to relax and maybe idly contemplate (in a purely pleasureful way...) what might be next for you.