I’ve been struggling to get back to some form of creativity and there seems to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. After more than a month of not being able to write anything at all, I’m diving into one last effort to bring Camp Expendable closer to the original vision. I might not get all the way there, but any improvement is worth the effort.
I want to give some credit to three of my readers who’ve offered moral support: TermiteWriter, Danielle de Valera, and Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt . I know they all have their own issues to deal with, as most of us do, so I appreciate their kind and supportive words.
The election of the worst human being who has ever run for political office in the US was a factor in my fall into a black hole. But that was just on top of other factors that come around regularly: the short, cloudy days of winter, and my cycles into and out of depression. What’s been most difficult to deal with is that the outcome of the election isn’t just an event that we’ll get past, but an ongoing disaster that has the potential to affect every aspect of life on this earth, possibly for much longer than even our grandchildren’s lifetimes. In the face of that, it’s very hard to believe that any of our well-meant acts, whether putting our bodies on the line, supporting worthy causes with our dollars, or writing truth to power, will be more than a drop of water lost in the sea. Still, what choice do we have?