Work was kind of a grind this week. Lots of tedium. Lots of spreadsheets. Lots of sitting in meetings. Lots of generating PowerPoint slides. Lots of wondering if all of human history has been leading up to this.
I remember watching a movie a long time ago. Sorry … I can’t remember the name of it; I was only a child. The only thing I remember is a scene with a mule tied to a horizontal pole that was attached at the other end to a sugar cane press. The mule walked around and around in a circle, the pole turning the sugar cane press as he walked. I remember noticing that he had worn away the grass on the ground and was walking in a deep rut.
The mule had blinders on, which I thought was gratuitous.
I’m not sure what made me think of that scene 40 years later. Just one of those weird things that pops into our minds sometimes, I guess.