What has happened to “The Daily Cure”? you might ask—although you probably don’t. All our lives swirl and smolder, occupying our attention with emergency and splendor, such that the musings of a blogger are likely the least of our concern.
I myself have wondered what happened to “The Daily Cure” even though I am its creator. How could I so feverishly write a blog for a period of time roughly equal to human gestation, only to one summer lose the thread completely?
Ah such is creativity. It comes, it goes. It’s over-sensitive and suffers if Life applies too much pressure. And that’s exactly what my life has been doing—orchestrating difficulties large and small that have sapped my energy and stolen (temporarily) my will to write and photograph.
The Daily Cures of my months in France were still present, and I tried to soak them up in a catch-as-catch-can way. I just didn’t have the spare time or energy to share them. And that lack of available time and mental space was the main problem—in fact, the defining feature—of this summer. Things were hectic, scary, administratively heavy, organizationally complicated, and personally draining.
I am, however, happy to say that many of the roadblocks have been sorted out or are very nearly sorted out, and I am looking forward to a “back to school” season that may well be more restful than the vacation that preceded it. I have a couple more significant bumps to ride over, around and/or through. And when I’ve done that, I hope to get back to you with some degree of regularity.
To those of you who have inquired about my well-being: Thank you so much.