This is my last post until Monday. I might do comments/tweets etc but no actual posts–unless something fabulous or terrible or excessively intriguing happens. Meanwhile I’ll be being thankful (big ‘T’ for US citizens and ex-pats, little ‘t’ for the rest of us).
I am thankful for my life. I am thankful for Kelley. I am thankful for the swarming flock of hot needle birds (I think they’re a kind of tit, but their calls are high and sharp and hot) that flicked into the vine maples and hung upside down, chattering, while I exercised this morning. I am thankful for the colour of the leaves outside my window which are like claret and mango and redcurrant sorbet. I am thankful for Hild, who led such a very damn interesting life. I am thankful for my family, ditto. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for my readers (some of whom have become my friends). I am thankful for my tastebuds, which are getting a fabulous warmup right now with the scent of roasting root vegetables (oh, *drool*). I am thankful for all the writers who have been brave enough to let Sterling Editing help: for every single one who didn’t flinch when we explained exactly how hard but how joyous, how exciting, their rewrite was going to be. I am thankful for the world that has all these people and things in it. May it never stop turning.
And may you, too, have many things and people to be thankful for.