This is not the downtime I was looking for


“Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”

–          Obi Wan Kenobi, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Astute readers will be aware that I did not post on Thursday or Friday.  After my beach lament on Wednesday, I came down with the plague, or something along that nature.

Rather than having my ample behind parked in the sand, it was parked in the comfy chair.

Fever. Aches. Chills. Congestion.

I couldn’t move.

Most weeks that wouldn’t have been noticeable as I generally try to post a week at a time.

I know, I’m revealing the trade secrets.

Seriously though, if you write, or blog, you know that’s how it has to be.

I’d like to think I could dash off brilliant content every morning before heading to the dungeons…er…I mean downtown.

But it’s just not practical.

I got off schedule because of our Atlanta road trip.  So I was playing catchup last week.

I regret nothing.

Well, except the plague, because no one should have to endure that.

I know that I have my, oft talked about, health issues.  But I try to eat right, avoid junk food, take my vitamins and supplements.  And while I’m no gym rat, I get a fair amount of exercise.  Not enough, but more than many.

So, I don’t know where this came from.  I suspect if I wished to pursue the origin I would find it somewhere in one of Dante’s rings.

I care less about the origin than I do about the fact that it’s (mostly) gone.

Whatever our life’s work, or current project, or goal might be, we have to realize that there will be interruptions.  As determined as we may be, there are going to be times when we just can’t move forward.

Or, as in the case of last Wednesday, we just can’t move.

I did manage to keep up with my 500 or more daily word count.  But that, along with trips to the necessary room, was all I managed to do on Wednesday.

So, we play catch up.  We take the time we do have to regroup, to rethink things.

And still, we move forward.

The path to our goal or dream isn’t a smooth path, or a straight path.  There are dangers and pitfalls along the way.

Some times, you even  have to go through places like Mos Eisley.

May the Force be with you

It’s Monday.

May the Force be with all of us.

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