Thursday, May 01, 2008

Happy May Day!

We planted three trees yesterday: two pines and one fir... insurance against nuclear winter 2009. Last summer's drought left me bereft of green from January to March. No more! Today, I plan to drape the tiny Christmas-looking tree outside my office window with streamers of hot pink, cerulean and chartreuse while doing a dance in a circle, half-clad, worshiping a goddess of my own making. (And she shall be called, "la Déesse de Cabernet Sauvignon, chin chin.")

My midlife series is still in progress with the next post in mid-edit, which means that it's currently over-written, self-indulgent, obvious and tedious. When I thwack it with my editing machete, I'll put it up for your reading pleasure or pain - whichever gets you off. :)

Until then, drink to the goddess within!

Update: Would you even believe that this morning, as I'm working on a product for Brave Writer, I came across these marvelous, appropriate words for my Maypole Dance in the book Mossflower:
Free has a sound, it rings around,
A lovely way to be.
So dance or sing, do anything,
You’re free free free free freeeeeeeeeeeee!

3 comments:

Carrie said...

My midlife series is still in progress with the next post in mid-edit, which means that it's currently over-written, self-indulgent, obvious and tedious. When I thwack it with my editing machete, I'll put it up for your reading pleasure or pain - whichever gets you off. :)

Had to giggle at this. I'm not a writer, and I don't put myself and you in the same category at all when it comes to expressing ourselves, but I do understand the "self-indulgent, obvious, and tedious" bit. It seems everything I write about my life right now comes out sounding this way. I keep deleting my blog posts before they see the light of day. I honestly am struggling with some things that are important to me, and processing out-loud might help, but I don't want my life to sound like an overworked melodrama.

I, for one, am looking forward to reading whatever you write about your mid-life revelations. I'm betting it won't sound so self-indulgent to me.

AmpersandToo said...

I'll put it up for your reading pleasure or pain - whichever gets you off. :)

both?

Paul Merrill said...

Glad you're having a nice spring day.

Loved your post: "When you forgive...."