Ever since My Very Dear Friend asked how I have something to say each day, I don't.
Curious, isn't it, how we navigate this world we share.
I have been working with the edits on the book. The editor was very clear about what made sense and what didn't. Now, I'm sure you have never noticed but I have a tendency to go off into a world of my own and not look behind to see if you can follow. You give me lee-way on that and are very kind, but in a book each word is supposed to make sense within its context, and so my brain is about to explode with the exclusivity of that.
Meaning that yesterday I spend a good part of the day on one paragraph that still does not work. There is so much I want to say and part of me thinks just leave it out and don't say anything at all. Let the reader start the book, so it is the preface to the book I am talking about and the last paragraph of the preface, paragraph five.
Should it go or should it stay? Oh, my! I have now printed it out and I'm taking it up the mountain to ask a mountain's advice.
It is a Zach day, and I'm sure my young friend Zach will help me find the perspective required!!
Perhaps, I will just ask for one wee nugget of help. My teacher of Sensory Awareness, Charlotte Selver used to say, "A moment is a moment."
I used those words to carry me through chemotherapy and radiation. I would sit there and lie there and say to myself, "A moment is a moment." I can do this. "A moment is a moment."
Does that make sense to you?
Tears come to my eyes. Those words mean so much to me, and I just don't see how I can remove them from the book. To me, they are the theme, and yet, would you look at those words, and say, "This woman is a nutcase," and walk away?