Status report: Today I worked on the introduction. I thought I was going to work on Chapter 2, but I wanted to get the introduction done first, just to get it to my readers and out of the way. By the time I go to sleep tonight, it will be done and sent.
That’s it for today, just the introduction. I have three footnotes to write before I go to sleep.
What I’m longing for, right now, is something extraordinary. Some sort of adventure, some sort of change, some indication that life won’t always be like this. I don’t even know what it would be. Just something. I don’t expect life to be like a fairy tale, but there must be more to it than this, right? All work, all the time. I feel as though I was able to live for a little while, when I was traveling, and now I’m back to just working, existing in front of the computer. I’m starting to feel like a machine.
That’s all I have for you today, just my tiredness and my sincere wish that something extraordinary could happen. So I’m going to post a few pictures of my trip to Asheville. Here is Malaprop’s Bookstore, from the outside and inside.
I think I must have gone to Malaprop’s three times, while I was there. I didn’t take many pictures – I was too busy actually doing things. But I did photograph some details that I thought were interesting, my first morning there, when I walked into town and around the downtown area. On the way, I saw the clematis called Traveler’s Joy growing over a bush.
This was a bus stop. It looks like public art, doesn’t it?
And finally, metal leaves growing over a doorway.
There were so many boutiques, so many coffee shops, so many art galleries. So many things to see and do, and I could only see and do a few of them. But Asheville is one of my favorite towns, and I hope to go back there again soon.