Sick Baby

Today 200WaD is down.

It's an issue on the server side. There is nothing I can do but wait.

I guess this is how it feels to have a sick baby.

It's extremely frustrating. You try your best to make it grow, but sometimes life gets in the way. I was angry. Angry at the hosting company for letting it happen. Truth is, I was mostly angry at myself for being powerless.


I'm glad I had no one to empty my frustration on today. I guess it's one of the benefits of solo travel. If I were at home, I would have been triggered by a single word. Instead, I took a long hot shower and dressed well. I went out for a nice meal. Now I'm moving out my frustration through writing.

Writing has healing powers. Writing is visualizing. When you visualize something, it creates similar effects on your brain to the ones you would have produced in a real-life situation, which leads to catharsis.

Catharsis means Cleansing in Ancient Greek. It was a term coined by Aristotle to describe the effects of tragedy - the literary genre - on its audience. Later, Sigmund Freud would propose catharsis to describe the process of expressing strong emotions with the hope to better understand and react to them. Purification through expression.

Tomorrow is another day. As stoics would say, why should I care about what's outside of my control?