And I try not to ignore it.
This was yesterday’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Beautiful, yes. Historically fascinating, indeed. Appealing, without a doubt. And meaningful to me because this object makes an appearance in my current work-in-progress, on which I’ve done little work lately because …
Well, to be honest, it’s because I’m no longer teaching (Ah, retirement!), and I have no required work to avoid by writing. Weird, eh?
Writing has replaced teaching, and it’s now what I avoid doing, in nearly all forms, including this blog. But most importantly, including Kenning Stars, my sequel to Kenning Magic. My apartment is clean, the list of needed repairs and household projects is getting shorter, and I’ve read an unbelievable number of books since January 1st — nearly 25.
Then this lovely image pops up on my computer (make APOD your home page, dear readers, and you, too, will get daily astronomy-related images). It’s the fire I needed, so thank you, Universe, and APOD in particular.
Thus this post, and today a revising goal of 20 pages. It’s time.