Wednesday, October 6, 2010By: Jon Paul | tags: distractions, improvisation, writing life
In fact, life has been very good to me these last few months and, excepting a conspicous lack of internet access which has so rudely and inexplicably interrupted my online life (as you dear reader have no doubt already noted), I have absolutely no complaints.
On the contrary, our new life here in sunny Sicily has taken root, truly. The road to and from work is well travelled, beds made, candles lit, boxes unpacked, books and parcels placed, pictures hung, floors swept, mopped, made to shine in the lavalamp glow of our wondrous Mediterranean light, produce markets explored, fresh vegetables pawed and purchased, wines and beers sipped and savored, bedtime stories shared, and all the indescribable little things that make life worth living have been appreciated. It's been an amazing kind of miracle, really; the kind that's hard to talk about without breaking into a knowing grin.
I have much to share with you and am excited to be "alive" again. We have found a solution, though imperfect, to the internet access problem and so I will begin posting regularly, and will be around to your blogs in a jiffy to see what you've been up to. In fact, let me pose the question: what have you been up to? You see, I missed you--terribly!--and, like a distant cousin or long lost friend just returned from an extended journey, I feel the need to curl up next to the fire and bask in the stories and tales you no doubt have to share.
The writing, you ask? Well, let us talk more about that in due time, shall we? Suffice to say that though my word count is low--strike that! Virtually nonexistent better describes it--I have done much which I think counts toward the overall goal of perfecting my writing craft. Trust me on this one. Sometimes doing something looks alot like doing nothing.
So I pledge there will be more to follow--the proverbial end of the story, we'll call it. And one last thought before I get down to business: it's good to be back!
at 8:00 AM