|My friend, Marcia|
Like others, I have gone missing in action to pursue other concerns.
Has anyone missed me? I mean, really?
But I have missed blogging.
Still hacking away at a manuscript that I began in earnest at the beginning of 2011, I find this "book" (a memoir) the hardest to complete of all the projects I have ever begun.
And it's teaching me something about myself that I needed to learn.
Unless I enjoy the process, the product will disappoint.
During my second year at DTS, my great friend Marcia spent the night with me, and I shared with her my discouragement about school. She startled me by saying, "You will finish, Carol. You're a 100%-er. You finish what you start."
|Pictures I took of Marcia when I studied photography at AC|
Why has it taken me so long to realize this?
My friend's date of birth falls on Veteran's Day.
I will be thinking of her that day, as on so many other days since her departure. I wish she could have seen me graduate. I wish she were still here to celebrate another birthday. I wish she could have imagined a better future.
Rather than give up, I plan to blog again. Marcia would have been glad.