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24 November 2021

 Song mood: Never Going to Give You Up by Rick Astley.

I’m listening to The Aeneid by Virgil translated by Robert Fagles. It’s a tough read, even though I’m listening to it. I thought, as I was walking the lake, I should be listening to a ghost story. The weather is perfect for a ghost story. Dark, bleak and windy. Wars of long past is more of a May read.

Last night, I felt like I couldn’t do anything. So I lay curled up in bed with a tear or two in my eyes. I think I am stressing myself out on writing. I have possibly a thousand stories that I thought of, but never put on paper. I don’t know what story to write. I need to pick something and stay with it.

It would be easier, if I knew I had a muse. I may have a muse. Because if I knew I had a muse, I could ask my muse what kind of story she wants me to write. What kind of story does she want to hear? A mystery, or a fantasy.

I could write Marcus and Clive story. They are both wizards. Marcus is the head of the magical community, being a wizard for two thousand years, give or take when I figure out when the Romans first occupied the British Isles. Clive is around a thousand years old, or became a wizard around 1066, the Norman Invasion.

So, in their ongoing duel, Clive binds Marcus to a woman with depression. Since Marcus feels what she feels, he forgets that he has magical powers and goes through a state of depression. Because they are bond together, Marcus and the woman meet each other. Clive, after seeing Marcus in a weakened state, brings Marcus in a stadium with the magical community for one last duel.

The story, or what Marcus must learn is that in order to survive, he has to give his heart to the woman.

I could write a mystery. One where Inspector Trevor and his future wife, Phoebe meet.

So, as I write this, I know that I won’t be making any decisions tonight. I will continue to watch Foundation on AppleTV.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I will celebrate with my family (cousins). But it isn’t a holiday I would celebrate if I was living by myself. I believe there should a time around the end of the year to be thankful for what you have. To be thankful, is a good thing. And for that, I will be in the spirit of the holidays.

My life is in the middle of a change, I just need to figure out how to facilitate this change.


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