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.