It's amazing to me what a little time off can do to clear one's mind. As you already knew, I'd taken a hiatus from writing here a few weeks back. Even so, it wasn't enough. Maybe there were deeper issues brewing, nefarious elements troubling my mental waters.
Regardless, last weekend I took off reading and all attempts to write, even in my private journal. My head felt like it couldn't endure in another word, entering or leaving. Then it happened. Wednesday I came down with the flu going around here.
Soon my head was literally filled with something nasty. So much so that my mind had trouble keeping up with images on TV. Printed matter looked like so many squiggles on a piece of paper.
Now, however, the flue is gone. All that remains is cleaning out the residue. One of the delightful side effects though is that my mind is clear, creative, and itching to have it's say. It didn't pick back up where I left off. It began where it would have been had I never stopped. As you might imagine, I'm really behind.
Having said all that, I have 4 new posts brewing. Given the timeliness nature of it, my next one will be a bit about something Roger Ebert said in a past interview.
As always, thanks for reading,
And until next time,
Contemplate the mysteries, and remember to breathe.