“2. The pretty, initial position … is not to be valued – except as a stimulus …”
Some thoughts to meditate on before I begin again to work on my novel: “I Brought You Back.” (These ideas never get old, but I’m still not sure I get #8.) I started and stopped working on the book around the time my friend of 17 years died in Dec. 2013. It’s the only fiction that’s come into my head as a whole, beginning with these words from the main character: “Let time go by. Let all kinds of time go by.” Everything else sprung from that, these words accompanied by an image, sound, even a tactile sensation — the thick, low vibration of tires moving down a road (not very original, I know, but …). He is going somewhere, I thought, moving away from something. I am very attached to this moment but wondering now if it could be my “pretty, initial position.” We’ll see as the “further moves” come.