Gone writing


A few things, on this very Monday morning ...

1. The vacuum cleaner did not get used this weekend.

2. Instead, I drifted to my office to work hour after huddled hour on intensely challenging revisions, which I simply could not leave alone. I expect to be doing the same all week. It will look like I'm here, but I'm not here.

3. I ran 20km on Saturday morning. I was grateful.

4. While running, I had a Big Thought: I don't run because I'm strong, I run because I'm not. I run for courage. I run for nerve.

5. With courage in my heart, I return to my imaginary worlds, and write.

6. The only trouble with this formula is that I don't, it seems, so much care whether I return to the real world, with courage in my heart, and vacuum.

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