Forgive me Father for it has been nearly two months since my last BLOG post.
I have been to San Franciso, back to Seattle, to Pittsburgh, back to San Francisto, to Venice Beach, and now three hostels later, I am in San Diego.
The range of incredible people, with whom I have had the incredible opportunity to engage conversationally, exceeds my current ability to process and transcribe into words.
This past month has been on the edge of purgatory.
Where I go next week, that will determine which edge.
I’m looking at at least one hail Mary.
This photo up top is of my temporary art table.
That is my bed.
That’s Archimedes in the background. He’s a little bi polar. He doesn’t talk or anything, but he’s been with me through thick and thin over the past 8+ years.
(He does suprisingly well in the spinning cycle.)
Sitting in his lap, (in the first photo) that’s another little varmint I picked up. I chose to name him Ros Ghoul. (the ears of some comic book nerd is burning right now)
Is it weird to look into the eyes of a stuffed toy and see within them a sparkle of unbridled joy? No matter what their caregiver may be experiencing, those things mirror the pleasure we have for living that I think at one point was within all of us. Those of us who are adults now.
Still, I like to think of them, Archimedes Polium (his full name) and Ros, both as horcruxes of the positive magic. (Harry Potter fan nerd-gasm happening somewhere now) All my best vibes into these guys.
Oh yeah, art table. Working on one of my heroes right now, two of them actually. I just went back to do a once over her (the hero) before the shading process. All four heroes of the team should be done by the weekend.
Though it may not make us dull, it sure as heck can rob us of our good health.
Today, I tore myself from my keyboard (working on a sci-fi/suspense thriller novella) to get some much needed sun.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, although the coming drought conditions may prove otherwise, we tend not to get as much of the golden rays.
It was always the excuse of getting out and into the sun while the getting was good.
As the Northern hemisphere of the globe is now within the Spring equinox and we finally let go of the yolk of winter, it is very good to remember to step away from the work, and get outside.
Even if only for thirty minutes.
Go outside and play.