Your days began bright, yellow, and haloed. Yes, the winters had begun to be hard. Too many gray days, the cold whipping through the threads of your coat, your dogs ageing. But you had your music, danced around to Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, sang to Justin Timberlake. Even if age was catching up with you, you weren’t catching up with age. Continue reading →
Dad always called my daughter, Natalie, an “old soul.” Maybe because she’d listen to his old Julie London and Frank Sinatra records and knew those lyrics better than most of the contemporary music or because she read the poetry he liked, could recite Donald Hall and Pablo Neruda (in Spanish), and even wrote her own poetry that was spellbinding in its ability to discern truth and display a keen knowledge of nature. Continue reading →
I am glad that I gave this a day, which added not only distance, but a better perspective. If I had written yesterday, I would have trounced this experience pretty soundly. Today, feeling as though the stress has finally been alleviated, mostly, I can offer a better opinion. Continue reading →
Observation: I’M STUCK!!! I’ve been trying to come up with this awesome climax for hours, you know how you do. You go around doing other mundane things like search for the bottom part of the Christmas tree that has somehow disappeared from the box where it should be. Gremlins done it! They can be my climax! But no, I really can’t have gremlins.
Stuff: I’m mentally wearing down and I still have other things to do (besides nano). I’m 4416 words from the finish line. I have the remaining scenes in my head, which if I get them written should take me well over the mark.