We’re back and settling in after our escape to the Pescadero/Half Moon Bay area – about an hour from home, but a totally different world. Everything was even more beautiful than we’d imagined…and more peaceful and quiet save the birds and crickets making beautiful music. When we were at the cottage, we remained fairly silent and had lovely quiet time – no music – no sounds other than nature’s. I’m so glad to know that there is this place so nearby. I would like to escape there alone – for at least two weeks – to see what I can come away with.
We met the gardener! He must work other jobs in the area, and would arrive late afternoons to do a bit of taking care. What a beautiful act of love this is!
Alas, sooner or later, one must (usually) return from a vacation. And so, here I am. Here’s what I’m currently reading:
The Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The first chapter to Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. (I finished this pre-publication chapter release this afternoon…I can’t wait to read the entire novel. I hope she’ll write an autobiography. Maybe she already has it written. Did you know she grew up living next door to Truman Capote? Those small Southern towns have given us some great writers!
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – by Stephen King (I’m really liking this book and will finish it this weekend.)
Savage Beauty – a biography about Edna St. Vincent Millay – by Nancy Milford. I’ve been reading this one for months now. It’s a great book but difficult emotionally. Edna St. Vincent Millay is in my blood. My mother introduced me to her work when I was in junior high school, and that set me upon the road of Poet.
I’d like to write a novel.
I’m going to attempt a 400 word story about the word “merry”. I may finish that tonight as well. The actual challenge, itself, can be found here.
So, I’m pretty much all over the place in my life right now.