In Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, she writes that the house itself is an organism driven insane, and over the last few months, it made more sense to me.

So much has, and is happening that it’s difficult to take stock. I’m not the man to do it, but when sitting down and writing about characters going about their lives, it’s more akin to historical fiction or fantasy than anything close to contemporary.

Opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one, but for my part, I’m still working and living as good a life as circumstances allow.

Any advice from me is based on my experiences so wouldn’t be useful to you.

Look at all this through the lens of history, make the best of things as you can. Take care of yourself as best you can.

In Dune, there is a chant which Paul Atreides uses.

‘Fear is the little death,

Fear is the mindkiller’

Now put aside that the French word for orgasm is la petit mort, or the little death and see how a well intended piece of science fiction written in another time, gives advice as pure as a koan.

It’s all going to be okay.

(Here is where I would put a link to my books, but if you’re so inclined, I posted links in previous posts, so it’s cool, just it makes me feel good if I can manage my capitalist instincts and my artistic expression)


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