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Week 31 – Bittersweet

Anais Nin once said

We write to taste life twice.

She was right, and this week, for me, that second taste has been bittersweet.

Not that I’ve been writing; the editing grind continues. But editing means reading and listening to the story. Reading and listening to my story.

And that story tells of a life very different from the one I’m living today. It tells of a better life than I’m living today.

Sweet memories bring pleasure.

Bitter regret brings pain.

That’s life. We make choices; we look back, we question.

As I write these words ‘Gleda’ is halfway between Sardinia and Sicily. She’s giving joy, she’s doing what I built her to do.

That makes me happy, and it makes me sad. Connected and disconnected simultaneously.

And it’s OK…………. as Carl Jung said:

The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.


Progress has been good this week. Sixty-five thousand words now passed through 3 & 4th editing phases.

My target is to finish the rest this week.

Have a great week.

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