Where is your beginning? How can you go on without a beginning? Is
this elusive beginning yours? If so, at birth, before birth, in childhood,
when you left home, when passion faded out, when you understood that your beginning was only yours?
Is this elusive beginning one that belongs to a poem yet to be written; a character yet to speak to and through you; a desert’s/forest’s/river’s destruction still only being dreamed of by powerful and wealthy investors; thousands of good-hearted “Americans” going to the border to greet their new neighbors?
Start here: I am in the heart of this beginning…
I await your words.
Here are Lynette Shepard’s words on Sabbatical:
“I’m taking myself on sabbatical.” I trumpeted this to anyone who would listen (and many who wouldn’t.) I informed friends, clients, co-teachers and family that 2019 was the year that I would be unavailable for most anything save the minor tasks of eating and sleeping. OK, paying bills so we can keep the lights on. And posting to the Menopause Blog if and when I feel like it.
a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.”she’s away on sabbatical”
OK, paying bills so we can keep the lights on. And posting to the Menopause Blog if and when I feel like it!
I struggled to recover for months, unable to enjoy my usual summer pursuit of swimming because the pain was too intense. All I could manage was a couple of yoga poses in my recliner. Add to that my usual battle with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and you have a recipe for depression.
Meanwhile, my muse has been off enjoying a Hawaiian vacation. Perhaps she thought it was well-earned. Perhaps she was waiting to bail the first chance she got. In any event, she hasn’t come back yet. She must be having too much fun.
I won’t be making any writing resolutions for 2019. Why set myself up for frustration? My muse will march her ass off the plane when she’s good and ready. In the meantime, I’ll find something else to do.