Recently I read somewhere about the six month sag-- that many who've been holding out well during this crisis are now experiencing difficulty in maintaining an optimistic outlook. And I realized that, to some extent, it's true for me.
It's wearing to wake up every morning hoping that things have somehow improved and fearing they've only gotten worse. The death of RBG and the indecent rush to fill her seat (probably with someone who is her ideological opposite) was like a gut punch.
In the midst of darkness though, came a lovely light. A letter included with a SASE and a request for a signed bookplate-- a letter telling me that in the past my books had gotten this person through some rough times and that my blog, and especially the posts about Josie, continued to brighten the times we are in.
I walked around smiling all day. What better thing could a writer hear?
And now-- for DN--some Josie.
Monday was a Big Day. Another package from Aunt Fay and five new library books and a new Highlights magazine!
Of course the package came first.
In it were three tiny fairy ladies. I introduced them to my other big ones and they had a party.
Also, I made five slides for them to play on. There had to be a lot because queens and fairies don't like taking turns.