Friday, October 5, 2012
This is a little piece whose time has finally arrived. I wrote the first half of it in a flash, when I was living in Lawrence, but could not bring the thing to closure. Nothing worked; I didn't know where I was going with it; didn't know what it should say. This was, of course, because I was settled and content there, so I really wasn't searching for anything -- or needing to find validation in where I was. Nothing that a major relocation plus one year of complete upheaval couldn't fix! I'm plenty lost now. The song is now complete and I have a new print for the first time in months.
Speaking of displaced, I have solved the postal mystery of the year! I shipped an order to Canada two months ago and it went MIA until yesterday, when the customer received the envelope with bold letters on the front: "MIS-SENT TO CAYMAN ISLANDS." Apparently the package had its own ideas where its spot was in the world. When I went to the PO this afternoon to drop off a few orders, I brought our postal clerk up to date on my envelope's Caribbean vacation and then she told me her favorite mail mishap of all time: when someone in Greece mailed a package to someone else in Greece, and it ended up in New Jersey.