And a heartfelt "thanks."
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
As a gift to ourselves, let’s…take today off. :)
I just got back home from an intense and wonderful teaching experience with my third-year Syracuse students and, before that, the Cincinnati opera trip, so I’m unpacking and unwinding and trying to think about getting back to work, while also working with Paula to get the house in shape for company and trying to re-ingratiate myself with the pets.
I’ll have a big Office Hours up behind the paywall on Sunday, on the topic of how to tame the 1,200-page “elephant” that is the Questioner’s novel-in-progress…
I want to say how grateful I am that you all are here, and, especially, for the kindness and tolerance and good humor always evident in the Comments. It’s not so easy, these days, to talk about things in a loving-hearted, patient way (a way that assumes the full humanity of the other parties in the discussion), but you all consistently model this mindset so wonderfully here and I am finding that this has had a really happy effect on my view of the world….because it’s real. It really happens here, week after week.
We can say that the world is harsh and irrational and cruel - and sometimes it is - but we also have to say that it can sometimes be otherwise. And we here are, collectively, showing that.
So…thank you. Hope it’s a great day.