Paradox /ˈparəˌdäks/, noun.
A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
This year, I am finally studying a creative writing subject. Yay! In the introdcutory lecture, the lecturer, when not rambling off on random tangents and speaking about himself in the third-person, told us that we were expected to do six hours of out of class study. Which is perfectly reasonable. This study is to consist of readings, exercises and just generally working on our writing. Sounds brilliant, right? And it is. It totally is. But for so lomg now, writing has been my guilty pleasure, my release, my relaxation. It feels infinatley strange to be sitting typing or writing (or standing on a tram with the paper balanced against a pole and the pen held in your teeth while you try to find your ticket) and having it count as ‘study’. But at the same time, it’s the best feeling in the world. 🙂