So close. I was so close to finishing the manuscript. Then my world shifted. It seems to do that. But, now I’m ready to return to it.
I had the photos printed on the pages. A few photos were too dark, so I had to work on those.
Then, suddenly, I got notice from my office building management that I would have to move my law office, and move it in a hurry. My lease was expired. They had decided to lease out the entire floor. All the small offices had to go.
I dropped everything and mobilized. In just under 30 days I had found a new office and moved into it. For the past two weeks I’ve been trying to get the place organized. There’s still a lot to do, but at last I can spare some attention for the manuscript.
So, here I go again.
I have lived with this manuscript for more than a year. And before that, I lived with an urge for more than a year. This project represents a turning point, both personally and poetically. (Is there a difference?). Seeing the other side is like looking from an old world into a new one.
2 thoughts on “So close…”
Is your real middle name “Perseverance?” You soldier on in your artistic quest, no matter the punches that life seems to throw at you. I admire that.
Jeffee, thank you. I’ve learned that life will present challenges and obstacles and delays. But delay is not defeat. An inner light continues to shine. An inner spring continues to flow. Even in our struggles, we can work to clear a space for that shine and that flow.