Each day, I follow a certain schedule. Change is infrequent, but I am flexible and only to a point. My patience has limits.
In fact, there is a specific window of time before my patience has met its limit—twelve minutes.
Twelve minutes is about as long as I can wait for just about anything:
- Waiting to be seen by a doctor
- A cup of coffee
- A pot of spaghetti
- A batch of cookies
- A movie’s exposition
- Folding laundry
- Searching for the other sock
- Internet searches
- Planning for times when an activity will take longer than 12 minutes
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list of all the things for which I might wait minutes. It just reflects the amount of time I can stay focused to write this blog post.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014. I wrote “My Twelve Minute Brain” this morning. I followed a writing prompt from Daily Prompt, “Waiting Room”: “’Good things come to those who wait.’ Do you agree? How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?” As my patience was about up, I created the image, “Short Attention Span Brain” based on a pencil sketch of a brain done by my son for his own short story, “The Land of Knowledge.” I created this doodle using ArtRage 4 on my laptop.
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