The manuscript is called My New World. It tells of a life-change. Change is the universal constant, yet we have a hard time figuring it out. This manuscript represents a few years of trying to figure it out.
You may remember that I was resuming work on the manuscript after some time rolling the rock up the hill.
I sat down and finished the manuscript in three days. It’s pretty much done. A couple of pages need to be redone, and a couple of pictures need to be touched up. I believe in substantial completion.
I think the next step is to look for a gallery that will show them. They’re meant to hang on the wall.
These are real-world only artifacts. They will not be published online. They contain feelings and photos that have meaning to me and to those who are close to me.
If I am able to schedule a showing, then I will print a catalog of the show, for those who attend and want them.
For the cover I chose an old woodcut from the nineteenth century, Flammarion. It’s anonymous. I have always loved it, because it portrays a man taking a look past the edge of this world to a larger world, an unfamiliar world. It seems to me a Renaissance concept, or Enlightenment. It also partakes of the spirit of Walt Whitman. We are creatures, sentient, in a cosmos.
I’m working at coloring it. The picture here shows my first attempt. I hope I will do better.