The equinox is approaching. We are all equal on that day…equal sunlight, equal night. So is equality only for that day? Are not all created equal? I know I am mixing metaphors, but sometimes one idea prompts another in my mind and I love making connections between disparate ideas and facts.
Sometimes I wonder about how things go so well for most of us, most of the time. Sure, sometimes everything falls apart and things and hearts get broken. But if I count the minutes of my life, I realize that in the vast majority of them, things have gone very well. Calamities, disasters, disappointments, failures, injuries or any number of negative things are notable because of the rarity of their occurrence. Maybe they are just signs to shout out to me that life is really humming along marvelously—most of the time.
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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