I have been trying to write some letters and e-mails the past couple of weeks with no success. Today has been most challenging, primarily because my allergies have gotten the better of me. I took a nap in the afternoon, woke up and felt like my sinews were ready to fall apart.
Ten days ago, a friend had caught up with me and had three questions which seem simple enough on its face but which are not that easy to answer succinctly. Sometimes there are answers easier to give in a phone conversation rather than on email, and sometimes it’s easier to write things long hand and send them via snailmail. If you say too much, too many words. If you don’t give the truth, you’re not being truthful. You’d think I’d have no problem choosing the right words.. but it’s not as simple as that.
I’m writing again. Not that I ever stopped writing — I just thought it was better to stay silent for a bit. So I kept writing without publishing — hence the slew of posts today. (I guess I’m staying, Shay. =) I’ve also been reading more. I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert which has me on a different crusade to get my friends to read it. “Chick lit” (short for literature) definitely, but well worth the read, whether you are a man or a woman. Finally closed that book and went back to A Storm of Swords, book three of R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series.
Be back later..