Do you ever think that fate is not on your side?
That every time you think you have it sorted, something comes along and puts obstacles in your way, every single time?
After what seemed like a long period of confusion, my muse slipped back into gear last week, enabling me to make some headway with PayBack, my WIP.
I always write first thing in the morning, long before most of the world wakes up. I have been enjoying the return to normal and I can tell that the WIP has appreciated it too.
That phrase springs to mind, ‘It’s a glorious day, watch some buggier ruin it,’
That was when the computer crashed.
Just to prove a point, the kitchen light failed too. Not as simple as changing the light bulb, this needed one of those circular tubes, something most shops don’t stock any more. Luckily, Amazon is not most shops and I managed to order one. We will have to cook and prepare our food by candlelight until it gets here, but not too much hardship.
The computer is another matter. It needs replacing, and I cannot really afford to at the moment. I just pray it lasts a little longer!
Caught a glimpse of the news this morning, where they were going on about this new survey a photographer was involved in, about people with birthmarks. They were trying to increase awareness or something along those lines.
I was expecting the usual, oddly placed patches, so was not prepared for what some people are born with. Huge dark areas, covering most of their bodies. One poor man had a birthmark all over his face. And really pretty women, almost invisible behind the ugly marks.
When I think of all the things I moan about, they fade to nothing compared to their daily torment.
Then, for some reason, I thought of all those people who cover themselves in tattoos. Not the odd artfully placed roses or butterflies, but the random haphazard determination to cover every inch of their skin.
Sometimes, I think our DNA or whatever controls our lives, has it backwards…