Today there was an article about Invisible Publishing in the Chronicle Herald… my darling publisher without whom I would not have a book out. I can’t say enough good about them… and I hope you will give some of their titles a try. I still have images of Ian Orti’s “L (and things come apart)” floating in my brain, and taste Stephanie Domet’s “Homing” (which is going to be made into a film) as I’m falling asleep… memorable books from a great publisher.
But the big news is … it’s Spring! And every little blade of grass, still reaching through the topsoil to grasp the sunlight, knows it. Every littl crocus, fat as goldfish, feels it in its roots. And those of us who go crazy for Spring, are bathing in its bliss.
Some people I know who are bipolar find the Spring a difficult time. It might be the sap rising in us or the longer days/shorter nights or the weird temperature fluctuations. To all those bipolar friends out there… hang on tight! It’ll be over soon and Summer will be upon us in all its glory.
But for me, Summer seems to be the difficult time. My last two mental health blips of a serious nature have occurred in the summer. Maybe it was merely the meds or lack thereof, maybe it was the turning 30, then 40, and maybe it was stress. Which makes me anxious, because tomorrow I start a job placement, and I will be working harder and under more pressure than I have been for several years. Wish me luck! and I’ll wish you a calm and bloom-filled Spring.