January 7, 2010
If March comes in like a lamb it is supposed to go out like a lion. I hope the same is true of the larger unit, the year, and of the still larger one, the decade. 2010 began badly for me. I have spent the past week dredging up old hurts, old mistakes, old sins ... examining the exhumed bodies relentlessly and finally returning them to their tomb. I have written nearly 15,000 words of analysis and contrition. I am completely flat, completely emptied out right now. I have nothing to give to my blog so I am going to retire it for now. I will return at some point I am sure because writing is one of my lifelines, but I may start a new blog for the new decade.
For the next while I am going to concentrate on painting. I have two chairs I must complete soon, and a few Christmas presents that didn't get done in time. Besides, painting allows the worrying part of my brain to take a vacation, and I need that. I may post photos as the work proceeds, as photos are my record of work that I give away or sell, but there will be few , if any, words.
Happy New Year, everyone. Thank you for reading "Gone to the Dogs". I hope this decade will be the best one ever for all of us.