Penny Watson is very flexible. No, get your mind out of the gutter, you librarian porn hound you. That’s not what I mean.
What I mean is, she’s willing to hike, walk, sail over water, take a bus, watch me eat raw oysters – although she didn’t try one, but she’s good with fish sauce.
Even if something isn’t quite what we’d hoped, she likes it. She sees the good in it.
We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the life of a writer and the various frustrations we deal with. There are so many ways to break down in the face of obstacles, large and small. The trick is to bend, not break. Make like the reed.
Or as Stoltzfus says to John Book in Witness, “Rest, Mr. Book, that’s the ticket.”
My prescription – Flexibility, Mr. Book that’s the ticket. Be an option quarterback. It’s too easy to allow yourself to become paralyzed by doubt, fear and indecision. And then you get sacked.
Notice the approaching super-bowl appropriate sport’s analogy? :)
Wednesday – off to the Marin Headlands and Rodeo Beach for semi-precious carnelian and jade.