So Much Going On
Dear Nicholas, Seems to be a pivotal time here. Probably so for a lot of people. Here’s what’s going on with me:
*Husband Bob retiring after more than 50 years as a psychologist in private practice. Yesterday was his last day with Chapel Hill patients. He has so loved doing this work. Quite a dramatic change for both of us.
*Got a new literary agent to represent the biography/memoir I’ve been working on for many years: MISS CHANT OF COTTAGE LANE: The Making of a Mystic.
Artist and mystic Elisabeth Chant
*Horrified by Hamas atrocities against Jews. I sympathize with both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian dispute, but not with the actions of Hamas. I pray for the hostages and their families. I used to question the idea of war crimes, thinking that all war is crime. Recent events in Israel and Ukraine have made me rethink that.
*In the midst of an uncharacteristic binge of entertaining, about which I’m usually very nervous. In a stretch of 8 days, have had house guests and 3 days later a lunch for 14 friends in town for our college reunion and tonight, friends for dinner. This last one I’m not the least bit worried about. I now have shaken off hostessing fears, at least for the moment.
Flowers for school friends’ lunch
*Bob just finished six months of treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer. Cancer treatment is an exhausting arduous business.
*Speaking again next week about my novel MY LIFE ON EARTH AND ELSEWHERE, a story like all my others in that it’s about the largest mysteries, where we come from and what’s “on the other side.” This time I talk to a group of people who’ve worked at the state Legislature. (I’ll be happy to talk with your group as well.)
*Two projects in hand from other writers. I continue to critique manuscripts. Haven’t yet retired myself. Probably never will.
Just felt like sending a quick update–and my wishes for peace on Earth.
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