October 9, 2015

Today was my birthday. Yikes.

It began with the routine.

Early morning included time for reflection. I visited the place I go for peace, open my mind to memories, and dream of new challenges. I closed my eyes and struggled for a full breath as an overweight cat walked back and forth on my lap. Meditation would be short.

Bleak House Book

It was time for a good long read of a good long book. Today, that was Bleak House. A real upbeat, quick fall read…or maybe not. I strained through reading glasses to make out the fine print leaning around the head of a cat and resorted to my bookmark as a guide. Why this hefty piece of lit? I add books on my stack of to- reads found mentioned in other books. After discovering Eudora Welty’s comment about The Woman in White, it was scratched at the top of my list. This current classic was referenced in Hough’s book, The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue. Some people retweet, I relist.