Friday, September 23, 2011

I said, You can keep my things, they've come to take me home

Well, well, well. Been a long time, what? After some disruptions with my day job and a change of seasons I have rediscovered this blog. Doors swing open that had been shut.

It's a rainy fall day, like someone is wringing a sponge out over the trees and lawns and puddled driveways. I can hear it ticking on the roof; the view outside is a clot of green leaves and mist.

I have coffee, a one-inch stack of revision notes, a second and completely different novel in progress, my favorite pen, a new desk lamp, a boat project in the garage, a bike in the shop, another bike in the garage, and list of things to do running the length of a legal pad.

In the past five weeks I have ridden over 200 miles of backcountry mountain bike trails; discovered an outstanding new beer; said goodbye to a young friend; attended two glorious weddings; considered new career paths; considered moving across the country; returned to boatbuilding; and rethought some of the fundamental structure and meaning of my book.

There is much to do!

2 comments:

Babs said...

Welcome to the Land of the Living, Land of Opportunity, and Adventures B Us! New chapters for you on the horizon along with every other metaphor I could clog on here. Go for it!

psoutowood said...

How about considering biking across the continent? Wherever you run out of steam, that's where you'll live. Which is good motivation to push through states like Missouri and Oklahoma.