# Yesterday, I read a blog post from someone (I can't remember who but that's not really pertinent) where they hadn't written their morning pages because things were not that different with each new day.

In my mind that's the perfect time to be writing them, to deal with the frustrations of similitude and see what thoughts lie hiding In the undercurrents of the mind. These thoughts, by their own volition, may change things.

Morning pages aren't a diary, a record of what has happened; they are what might be, the extreme possibility of the subconscious. That's why the words must flow of their own accord or one becomes stuck trying to think of something to write rather than just writing.

Conscious decision making should not factor into it.

What's on the inside, the raw ideas and emotions, that which is waiting to come out, will always be different no matter how similar the day.

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With everyone getting back to full health and our period of isolation over (unlike Flynn from Tron Legacy) we got out!

Apologies if you don't know the reference. When talking about the world he created inside the computer (the grid) Flynn's opening voiceover states:

"The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships, motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day I got in."

Lockdown is still in effect and will be for the foreseeable future but at least we're now allowed out of the house. And it feels good to be beyond the confines of the same old walls. The garden just doesn't cut it.

While we can't do anything beyond the usual shop, exercise, and work related tasks, just sitting in the car while my daughter and her husband take parcels into the post office is like a revelation. I can imagine that when we come out the other end of all this a lot of people will suddenly have a newfound appreciation and respect for the simple pleasures in life rather than the self entitled attitude of so many.

At least I hope so.

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# Well, it looks like Feedly doesn't like the <details> tag in RSS feeds or, more specifically, the <summary> component within it. Other readers don't seem to mind.

I thought I'd do something different instead of a footnote and like the way the details/summary model works. Maybe I could filter it out for feed purposes.

# You know what? Screw Feedly. I'm embracing details/summary and have gone all in on adjusting CSS to suit. In doing so I also found a few issues with the dark mode CSS when manually switching so fixed those as well.

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