A Gentle Place. Wow - I kind of fell off the map for a couple of weeks. Right after Peekskill's Open Studios, I wrote most of a blog post but didn't finish it. There was just so much fabulous stuff to write about Open Studios that I decided to break it up into several posts. But the pace of life washed over me. I'd just gotten back from London the week before, after speaking at The Magic Circle-- the pinnacle of my career as a magic historian. The lecture had been on my calendar for almost a year. The build-up was huge. The event itself was incredible.
I got home and leapt right into Open Studios - performing and teaching. After eight days away, there was also a backlog of acupuncture patients to see. Two days after Open Studios, I began teaching my new Qigong Class at Energy Movement Center. On my only free day, I drove to Ikea and bought a display case I've been wanting, hauled the thing up my stairs and spent five hours putting it together. My neighbor Annie and I bought plants (including 4 huge potted palms) and somehow carried them all up to our roof terrace. The following weekend I took a Chinese Medicine continuing education class in New Jersey. (Of course, since this is Peekskill, I was doing fun things, too - gallery openings, meals with friends, etc...)
The there was Father's Day, followed by a houseguest - a grad student researching my Golden Age magic lady, Adelaide Herrmann. Now it's Wednesday, three weeks since I returned from London. I kept chiding myself for being so lazy and not blogging - especially since bloggable topics keep landing at my feet. It was only last weekend I realized that I was simply tired! I spent the weekend at my brother's riverfront house near Albany, doing nothing. I feel a lot better.
Another houseguest arrives tomorrow - Eugene Burger, one of the world's greatest magicians, and a dear friend, is coming to do a lecture at my loft! But since last weekend I've cut myself a little slack. Peekskill's a lovely place to do that. The pace is slow - people are relaxed and friendly. This week, instead of worrying about being current with my blog, I'm assembling topics for future posts. After all, I'm not even half done with my 100 reasons! I've got about ten on my list. But finding topics for my I Love Peekskill blog has never been a problem.
I've always been a hare, not a tortoise. My journal-keeping is like this, too - flurries of activity following by periods of dormancy. But I'm feeling good, and I'm back - until the next time I disappear...