Day 71: Entering the Arcade of Confusion

Arcade of Confusion

It’s Day 71, which means it has been well over 2 months since my family and I decided to do the lockdown. Thankfully me, my wife and our 11 year old daughter all get along well or this would be impossible. Having these relationships make the process a lot easier but it still doesn’t help me avoid walking into the Arcade of Confusion.


What is the “Arcade of Confusion.” It’s a metaphor for going a bit bonkers and not keeping track of the processes at hand. For me this manifested as moving forward with a media project with my brother who lives 3,000 miles away. I thought that I had followed the proper technology procedure only to mess up the process without me being conscious of doing so.

Knocking Your Head Against the Wall

The problem was framed in such a way that the solution seemed impossible to have happened. I knocked my head against the wall of the Coronavirus, trying to figure out what happened. I finally did and it was made possible through thinking outside of the fourth wall and therefore being free of the Arcade of Confusion.