30 November 2010

[Where] Do We Go [Now] ?

We've got some top-shelf gloom happening here in Akron, Ohio today. But at least it's kind of warm gloom. If you have to have gloom, it might as well be warm.

This time of semester I feel like I'm skidding on a patch of ice. I did manage to catch up on my grading, though, and that was a relief. So I'm skidding on ice but not spilling coffee on myself in the process.

Just when I started feeling better from pneumonia, my kids came down with a cold, and then (surprise) so did I. This morning at 4 am I thought I was a goner. Right now, though, I believe I will survive. Perhaps this is just the universe underlining my resolution to take better care of myself in 2011.

I usually prefer the even years to the odd years. I did get tenure this year, and got my second book of poems picked up, but you know, I kind of have hope for 2011, too.

Lots of hope for 2012, namely no longer being an administrator and being a teacher and editor again. Just a teacher and editor. Oh, it sounds so heavenly right now.

I haven't been very creative lately, but I'm starting to take more pictures (and see pictures everywhere--so distracting), and I reckon I am going to be like a loaded poem gun come December.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Then I can't wait till December. :)

Eric Alder said...

Surely it can't be gloomy in that sparkling metropolis that is Akron, Ohio! The center of it all?

And why don't you count your taking of photographs as being creative? I do! For me, I'm inspired by the pictures I take, as well as in the taking itself.

Creativity flows from seeing the world in different ways.

The very fact that you 'see pictures everywhere' is a testament to your creative spark!

Glad you're feeling better!

Penultimatina said...

Thanks, y'all!

Eric, I was totally thinking the exact same thing re: pictures (after I hit "post," of course).

I try to do something creative every day. It doesn't always happen, but the pictures sure do help.

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