To all my blogging friends and partners: an apology. I did not realize how much the arts residency at Kingsbrae was taking out of me. Up at 5:30 -6:00 am. Two hours writing before breakfast at 8:00 am. More writing between 9:00 and 12:00 noon. Lunch with artists. An afternoon driving, parking, writing, sitting by the beach, making notes …

     Back to the KIRA residence for 5:30 pm. A drop of wine before supper at 6:00 pm. Discussions, delightful, de sobremesa, over the supper table. Withdrawal to the drawing room for more discussions between 7:30 and 9:00 or 10:00pm. More writing between 10:00 and midnight. An occasional fire alarm. Some broken sleep, Perchance a dream or two. Then up at 5:30 – 6:00 am to start the day again.

    I didn’t realize how exhausted I was until I finished the first draft of One Small Corner, put it up on CreateSpace, and started to relax. I have done virtually nothing for nearly a week. I have slept, eight to ten hours a night. I have taken an afternoon siesta of two hours or so. My thoughts no longer function. My words no longer rhyme. This is the first time in five days that I have managed to write a post for my blog.

     I have been thinking of you all. I have tried to get online and check in and read your blogs. I have missed you all. But there is only so much a human being can do … and yes, I have hit a wall. I have driven into it at full speed. The writing and reading and talking tanks are empty and I must, and will, refill them.

     Bear with me. I will be back. Best wishes to all. Do not forget me

11 thoughts on “Exhausted

  1. Can’t forget ya, Sir Raj. Get some rest – take all you need.And don’t worry. The writing will return, the poems will come, and we will be here when they do. Neil

    Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.

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