Thawing out and warming up.
Try these three facts…which don’t seem to go together…but are all true at this moment: tonight is a full moon; spring is in two weeks; today was frigid cold. Apparently, my mind is frigid cold, too. Because all of the things I had planned to say are frozen somewhere in a brain ridge, unable to crawl out and make sense.
So, I am using this blog entry as a way to shake out the confusion and unfreeze the sensible thoughts. Not sure it is working yet. Earlier I tried doodling to the Mavericks’ new music (Hard to resist the inexplicable attraction of Raul Malo’s voice). Then, I therapeutically applied sugar by eating some homemade pastries (a delicious diversion). After awhile, I correctly identified over the phone the smiles in my kids’ voices (easy listening, in the best sense!). Most recently, I mooshed the frosty muzzle of my black hound.
Oh, now it is working. I can do it. “Do what?” you wonder. Well, according to Scott McCloud in MAKING COMICS ( http://scottmccloud.com/ ), the goal of comic creators is to make “a living, honest, beautiful, and inventive work of comics” (page 232). I’ll do that. Tomorrow. When it is warmer.
For now, I will cozy down in my new mattress and try for crazy, over-the-moon happy dreams. Sweet dreams to one and all.