My brother has a theory about shabbos. He says that mosquitoes have a special way of hanging around, in a maddeningly tantalizing manner, only on shabbos. He says that during the week, these little creatures know you will be killing them if they dawdle anywhere near your personal breathing space, and thus, they fly in and out of it at dizzying paces, avoiding certain death.
I think we can apply the same phenomenon to blogging. The best post ideas always occur to me on shabbos. This post is basically to inform you (hereby, forthwith, and all that stuff) that you are missing out on a truly excellent post. I am not just talking about the idea that was so good. But on Friday night, as I was drifting off to sleep, I wrote an entire post on this amazing, yet allusive topic. After I wrote it (in my head silly!) I realized that I was going to be forgetting the entire thing about 71 minutes after shekiah.
I actually forgot the post when the next post idea came to my mind, sometime the next morning (if my memory can be trusted, and it probably can, it was sometime in the five minute gap between when I woke up and when my father came home from shul and decided to make kiddush.) That post idea flew out of my head just as I was happily thinking of my next post idea, which was lost to society when the next one hit (which, I am pretty sure happened just after the seudah was over, as I was getting into my bed for my prolonged nap).
And it was not just this past shabbos. This is a weekly occurrence. For me, post ideas are like mosquitoes. They hang around tantalizingly all shabbos, and then, just as the third star materializes in the sky, they bid goodbye, much like the shabbos hamalka.
So basically, I'm here to say too bad. What a shame. You'll never know what it was.
Am I the only one who this happens to?