Still cool, the air, not me

In a matter of days, K flies to India, which just happens to be where a new highly contagious variant of Covid is running rampant. Arcturus. The last time my husband traveled, he came home with Covid.

So I’m worried. About his heath. And mine. And since I fly to visit my brother within days of his return, also about my brother’s. We may live in separate rooms when K gets back just to be careful.

When I told my brother, he was pretty cavalier about it. For some reason it took me a full twenty-four hours to remember how much risk he lives with week-to-week. His partner is an emergency room doctor.

Not related to any of that, please find a new digital collage above.

As I wrote on Instagram:

Speaking of my manuscript, I deleted another 1,000 words yesterday. I’m officially under 130,000 now!

And speaking some more about writing, Deb Lacativa and I are critical reading partners (more involved than say, a beta reader) and she has begun feeding me new scenes. Completely captivating new scenes, need I add?

In all my noodling last night, a paragraph from Prophets Tango showed up. I loved reading this passage the first time. And the second. And third. You get the idea.

I can’t share an Amazon link because I’m on my phone (?) but if you just search the title in books, all three volumes come up.

8 thoughts on “Still cool, the air, not me

  1. Joanne in Maine.

    I read the words when they weren’t books///I have all three- such wonderful pages and characters. Deb is so creative.

  2. Marti

    Hoping that K stays safe from this new virus and you as well so that you can go to your brother and enjoy your time with him. I’m sure he is awaiting your wonderful conversations as well as your marvelous cooking…

    Re your collage: I see a mother and young girl child, the threads dangling from their sleeves, a life that is disintegrating, changing, moving onto a new relationship that of mother and young woman; the red of monthly blood as the girl child steps through the arch of womanhood via the portal that the arch provides…

    Deb’s writing- this line, “to be bossed around by a tender confidence”…the juxtaposition is so very brilliant.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Blood is another interpretation of red, isn’t it?

      Thanks for your well wishes. I’m looking forward to his conversation too. He can be really funny.

  3. Liz A

    they are now advising Covid boosters for those over 60 who haven’t been vaccinated in more than four months …

    and Deb’s books … I need to read them again, it’s been a while … what a wild ride!

    your two images are haunting … and the second reads like an encaustic

  4. Saskia van Herwaarden

    a new variant? aarrgghhhh
    hope you all stay healthy

    gorgeous collage and thank you for sharing the layers-of-information that are there…

    ‘wow’ to Deb’s writing, makes me want to read more


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