Canned tuna, cheese puffs, toilet paper, and cigarettes.
Welcome to the end of the world.
There's just so much noise.
I used to be able to do this. Ideas had always been there. Fingers would eagerly dance across a keyboard, weaving a tapestry of story—however long or short, it just HAPPENED.
I used to be able to do this. But now there's just so much noise.
Has it always been this noisy?
Has it always been this noisy and the older I get, the better I am at hearing?
To be fair, when I was younger, I didn't have three different social networks constantly refreshing. I didn't have four devices on my person begging for attention. I didn't have a measly five minute window to myself for "personal edification"—it was at least six minutes. Maybe even seven.
Regardless of the dwindling minutes, I want to course correct.
I want my ideas back.
I want my fingers to dance again.
But there's just so much damn noise.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jordan Krumbine is a professional video editor, digital artist, and creative wizard currently quarantined in Kissimmee, Florida. When not producing content for the likes of Visit Orlando, Orlando Sentinel, or AAA National, Jordan is probably yelling at a stubbornly defective Macbook keyboard, tracking creative projects in Trello, and animating quirky videos with LEGO and other various toys.