Dear friends, it’s been quite a while since I wrote anything here. Continuous upheavals in my official and personal life have kept me busy… I also found that I could not find the passion to put up my weekly (well, off late, fortnightly) babble here. Initially it had me worried. Was I losing my writing groove?
Then a couple of days ago, it happened – after a gap of many years, I wrote a story! Or it would be more correct to say that the story finally found a way to escape from whatever dark place it was holed up in. It just took hold of my hand, jumped into my pen, and forced me to stay on the page until it had squeezed itself out.
I suddenly realised that all this rigmarole of writing a blog was a way my hesitant mind had found to keep me from writing stories. It is my calling: but fear of failure was keeping me away. In the parlance of the Hero’s Journey, I was refusing my call to adventure.
But now it’s no longer possible. The story has me by the balls and I have to heed it. It is out there in limbo, waiting for the conduit to open – and I am it. The doorway for the stories to flow out.
So friends, it’s goodbye for the time being. I feel that I will return to this space sometime in the future, but when? I can’t tell.
Dear traveller on the web, if you come here, tarry awhile. Feel free to go through my posts, comment, say hi… I will visit once in a while to see what’s happening. But most of the time, I will be in another sort of sacred space – the inner reaches where stories are born.