26.7.06

getting & spending

I have been remiss; I have not contributed to, or even visited, the blogosphere for weeks. My excuse, if an excuse is needed, is that I have in effect been working at two jobs. Beginning to drive again set off a welter of activity as I attempted to devise strategies that would perhaps bring the money I need to live without driving. These proposals are done and gone now, although who knows if they will be successful or not? Yet I have found, I think, both a book and a film I would like to write ... given the time. And also, unexpectedly, I decided to try gathering up bits and pieces of prose written here and there over the last thirty years or so to see if I could make a book out of them. This too is done, or almost, though it's not yet gone. Like drawing a line under the present, so that the past is truly past. If such a thing can be. Now I feel like I'm beached on some further shore, which is neither present nor past. Nor quite the future either. Some limboland, some littoral that, when I have the strength, I'll get up and start to explore.

4 comments:

Bernardus Sylvestris said...

Good to hear from you on the far shore

chiefbiscuit said...

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you for the next wee while. All the best with it.

slave2love said...

Have you ever read "The Confessions of William James Chidley"? That would make a great film!

Martin Edmond said...

... the rest of the quote from Wordsworth is, I think, '... we lay waste our powers.' Hope it isn't so & thanks for the encouragement Bernardus & Chief. I haven't read The Confessions, or even heard of it until now, but it sounds fascinating ... & glad to see you back in the blogospehere, S2L.