It was February 7, 2013 and I sat down to write my more or less daily post. My laptop and I exchanged blank stares at each other – it waiting for me to do something that would stimulate it into activity. But as I sat there, all that went through my head was “white noise” – a tabula rasa where something clever should have been. So I said to myself, “Self – you’ve written a lot and you’re entitled to a day off.” So I took one.
I was no more stimulated the following day or the next. I mean, with the failure of the Mayan Apocalypse to materialize, the world was as brain dead as ever and I guessed that I had joined the ranks of the Great Unthinking.
No matter how much I contorted myself, I just couldn’t squeeze out anything that I thought would be of interest to anyone – myself included. So I decided to take a week off from blogging. And I did. If this was an example of writer’s block, I was the ultimate blockhead.
Armed with a week’s rest I was certain that my remaining 27 brain cells would have had sufficient time to recharge and get me going again. However, I was feeling no more inspired than a week before and I thought that I should just go on a somewhat indefinite leave. But I didn’t want any of those who were following this blog to worry about my physical well-being (I know some of you have concern for the state of my mental health), so I wrote up a nice post and scheduled it to be published a week later – thinking that just in case the Muse came to pay a call on me I could cancel it.
The Muse must have been on vacation because I wasn’t feeling any more insightful that week than the previous one – so I thought, I’ll get back to blogging when I’m feeling inspired again. (And I’d covered my bases with the pre-scheduled explanation).
The only thing that went wrong with this plan – (I had never used Scheduler before) was that I forgot to push the button – which I only just discovered this afternoon. OOPS!!!
My apologies to all those who have expressed concern. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your checking on me. But I am alive and well and ready to spring back into action. (That is in earnest after I cull through the 12,000 emails that have accumulated in my absence).
I hope all of you are well and I look forward to visiting with all of you very soon.