Friday, June 13, 2008

Well I turn another year today. I’m too jet lagged for reflection. Actually I’m getting tired of reflection- maybe a year should just go by without soul searching- maybe it should just be enough that it’s another year done. I’m 4 years older than John Lennon was when he died. How is that possible?

My trip home was wonderful. Sometimes you need to step away from a place to be reminded of its qualities. It was hot. Not a little hot, but HOT, 95 degrees and humid as hell. My parents sit on the balcony of their downtown apartment and read. I try to sit with them but end up complaining and watching mold grow on the pages of my book. Sitting in a puddle of my own sweat, I ask them how they can stand the heat. They respond, “Well it’s a little warm but with the breeze it’s not so bad.” Depression babies are like that- we must be patient with them. They also claim there is no such thing as free lunch of course by now they must have noticed that I stole all their peanut butter so I guess that little chestnut has been debunked.

I went to my secret superhero meetings, which are always entertaining and sometimes informative. Best show in town for a dollar. It gave me a chance to see some of my superhero friends. I had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of writers and compare notes with them. I have much to learn about the craft of writing but I also need to learn about the business of writing. I have no clue how this works but if I can shut up for a few moments or two there is a lot of good information out there and kind people willing to educate.

In my 44 years I guess I have learned that I am a wimp, a thief and not as clever as many of the people around me. That’s probably why I’ve never been a big fan of self-reflection.

10 comments:

Demetrius Romanos said...

It was great having you back for a visit and I hope you have a bonne anniversaire!

a bientot mon ami,

DR

~Michelle~ said...

Yaay, glad you are back!
Happy birthday!

mindy said...

Bonne Anniversaire and please do share some secrets from teh super hero's mtg!

Anonymous said...

they are so cute at that age...




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Mark said...

Happy birthday! I could relate to the heat up until 4:45 today when they fixed the AC.

Anonymous said...

You forgot 'compulsive hand shaker'...

Starman said...

Self-reflection is greatly overrated.

Kim Hambric said...

There should be a 12-step program that would help people rise above self-reflection. I tried some of that self-reflection this week and I'm quite depressed. Happy Birthday!

William Comparetto said...

it was good to see you this past week.

one of my friends has been writing a comic lately - he started this website for it a month or two ago...

www.rescuearchaeology.com

Erin Swing said...

It was great to see you, but where's my peanut butter??? What is your superhero power? The mighty pen-quill or Apple keyboard? Inquiring minds want to know . . . or maybe not!?! We miss you already in the Nati.