Thursday, March 20, 2008

Larry leaves tracks on our mail.

I have not been leaving tracks on my blogs lately. Medical stuff and taxes have dominated my functional time. Meanwhile, several new essays creep along and many more knock around in my head. Having blogs has been very good for me. It’s easy to take my inability to do much that’s useful in the world as some kind of inherent incompetence; I have often felt useless, though less and less as I get better, and not really at all since I started posting writing on-line. Blogging reminds me I’m not incompetent, but then it also reminds me how little I can do. It is another challenge to accepting my slow pace.


  1. Hello, Priscilla.
    Good to see you up and around.

    Looking forward to seeing those new essays.

  2. Howday Priscilla. Glad to hear your health is improving. A little cold comfort in the fact that all you can do (blogging) seems to be all some people want to do.

    Did HD Thoreau annoy you when he said the following?:

    "However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage."

    Thanks BTW for reminding me about taxes (dammit).


  3. I like the Thoreau quote—wasn't familiar with it. Though I sometimes just want out, I believe in living the "full catastrophe." (And maybe calling it some names along the way too.) That's the way Kabat-Zinn puts it. Strangely, I look around at healthy people and it often seems my illness has served me better than their health has served them. Figure that one out.


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