What we thought was a Christmas cactus now appears to be a Christmas-and-Easter cactus.
It’s been a bit of a bummer around here lately, and I apologise. On a positive note, I have been doing some writing offline — diary and fiction both — and it has cleared some of the junk out of my head.
Speaking of clearing junk, I have been sifting through and consolidating fourteen years of email archives as part of leaving Gmail for Pobox.com, a terrific company whose Mailstore service I highly recommend. Talk about a cheerer-upper! I love archives, even small and mundane ones like email archives. And I have been quite heartened by the fact that so many things that used to upset me no longer matter. I think that means I have more perspective than I used to have. I hope that is true.
Then I found this quotation from Rumi, which I used in an email signature for a while:
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
Three things made me unbelievably happy today. The first was watching this short film about Caine’s Arcade:
The second was signing up for The Listserve:
The third was FunkyPlaid returning from errands with gluten-free bread and Cadbury eggs.