I am most grievously at fault for not organizing my affairs in a more sensible state.
Right now I feel that I personify Markham's anvil...
Preparedness by Edwin Markham (1852-1940)For all your days prepare,And meet them ever alike:When you are the anvil, bear-When you are the hammer, strike.
I get to be the hammer on May 15th.
Until May 15th, however, dear Gentle Reader, and, I hope, Tolerant, Compassionate, and Empathetic Reader... I need time to prepare.
I must enter e-seclusion.
I dove into this e-world, and thoroughly enjoy swimming with you all, but I have swum too far from shore, this month, for I have responsibilities on land.
I will be back on Monday, May 18 (2009).
I would be delighted if you would return to greet me. And I will return to these pleasant e-waters, but a break I need 'ere my real work is sunk.
There is a verse in the Qu'ran which is appropriate to what I am doing now, perhaps.
We create and destroyAnd again recreateIn forms of which no one knows.Al WaquiahQur'an 56:61
I do hope that I am not utterly severing the bond with you.
I understand that I am materially breaching my unilateral undertaking to provide snippets of fluff thrice weekly; I trust some of you will come back.
Some things simply must be.
(And I will see you in 3 weeks.)