Monday, May 5, 2014

It's Been Awhile, But I'm Still Here...

It’s been awhile, but I’m still here…

Remember back during your college days, when, by the end of the semester, your brain felt like it had been dosed with a healthy shot of procaine it was so numb and heavy from all of that studying it had been subjected to?  Remember how relieved you were when spring break or the winter holidays came along?  Each break was always a much- needed vacation for your head, wasn’t it?  A mental getaway for your intellectual faculties; refreshment and fortification so that you can face, head on, another round of rigorous studying when you returned next semester. 

Well, that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling, maybe even more so, because, unlike the average six month semester a college or graduate student has of non-stop studying, I’ve been writing non-stop since 2011—a three year roll, you could say!

People, when I say that I need a break, I mean that emphatically!

Frankly, I don’t feel like sitting in front of the white glare of the computer pounding away at the keys!  I don’t feel like jotting away on a legal pad or a notebook until my fingers ache!

I just want to take it outside and commune with nature right now.  I just want to roll in the dirt with complete abandon!

Then, afterwards, I want to shake myself off and work in the garden.

I just got a $229.00 dollar Toter composter from Amazon and I can’t wait to use it!  As soon as my brother comes over with his drill to make a drainage hole at the bottom (why the makers couldn’t add the hole themselves is beyond me) I’ll be good to go!  I can’t wait to throw in the greens with the browns, the nitrogen with the carbons and neutrals and watch them burn!  I want to give witness to seeds becoming sprouts while I plant bulbs for the following spring, and sample my tumbling batch of cherry tomatoes once they’re fully grown!

I need fresh air, folks!  I need the sun on my shoulders, the wind on my back; even the rain pattering down on my head would be a welcome!  I plan to take much of this spring and summer in order to, as the late Rod Serling once said, “replenish the well!”

Now, this is not to say that I won’t write the occasional commentary—as a matter of fact, I already have an idea for one dancing (albeit sluggishly) in my little head.  However, it’s my storytelling that needs to be put in the backburner for awhile.

So, I hope you all have a great spring and summer!  Myself, Janice and the gang will see you all real soon!

Happy Planting!  


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