We all know the feeling of accomplishment when something works, whether getting up into Wheel Pose in yoga (and gaining the knowledge that you can do so regularly) OR making something work in your scholarship or on your computer that hasn’t before. I’ve been enjoying exploring the ideas that come along with this mapping project, but I’m frustrated at the moment by challenges around the execution. But as with wheel pose, it took me over a year to get there regularly and now it’s one of my favorite things to do. So “step away from the computer, Meredith; step away from the computer,” but don’t forget to come back.
Hannah Jacob’s How to Solve a Problem, Digital Humanities Edition is comforting today. And if those dancing penguins can figure it out, surely I’ll get there eventually.