The Catch-Up


Oh, dear friends and readers!  I had so much to tell you, so much to show you, so much to spill over you!

In my absence, all I could think about was you.  I wept hot stinging tears about how you’d all forget me, move on to more interesting, more oft updated blogs.  I worried over you, how you were all doing, how to communicate with everyone and tell you how I missed you, how I wanted to be with you and share in your lives, experiences and pixels.  I fell asleep at night with blog posts in my head, picking just the right words, just the right illustrative anecdotes, just the right phrasing to paint mental pictures for you.  I examined every experience with a camera’s tearless cornea, snapped photos in my mind’s eye of the things I saw, recorded what I felt and heard, drew what I saw and longed to get it onto the screen for you to laugh, cry, gasp and tremble.  I wanted so much to dance with you in text and images.  I imagined your comments, the responses to my well-chosen prose, how you’d love my mundanity again, and would enjoy the common stories I told you with the twist of my bent on them.

Oh, I imagined how we’d share the time I was away, and you’d feel part again of my boring and ordinary life!  I had it all imagined, and those words, those posts-in-wait, helped me drift off to sleep and smile.

And then it happened — we got back.  We revived!  We survived without the lifeblood of the Internet as long as we had to and jumped back into the roiling cybersurf the moment we could!  The moment was at hand, and I was free, free to unleash those clever stories, those beautiful poetic images in prose, those painted portraits done in words!  I was finally able to do it!

… and I can’t remember a God-blessed thing.  Not one.

Sorry.

I hope to have more fiction soon, if anyone cares about that besides Raga.  (Love you, Raga!)  I’ve written a short story (16K) for someone on my deviantART page, because she won a kiriban, and I think I finished a chapter of Witch Hunt, but nothing else.  I’ve been in a really dry spell creatively.  But I’ve been catching up on your blogs, to find out what I missed.

*Sigh*  Ah, me.  What can I do?

-JDT-

 

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16 thoughts on “The Catch-Up

  1. I love you too!!!! Yeah! You are a funny fellow my friend. I was up until 5:33 am with the baby and my brain is fried so I had to reread your post a few times but it sank in finally. I’ve had my fix with your lovely wife but I have missed my time and comments with you. I’m so freakin’ glad you’re back.

    Raga

    PS. I’ve had an idea for a Dillon action doll. He looks like Chris Rock. LOL just kidding! πŸ˜€

  2. Raga – I’ve missed you so much, Raga, you have no idea. But we’re back now and can chit chat and comment an’ all that!

    By the way, I think I know someone that might buy that Chris Rock-like Dillon doll. Or you might want to consider making him a “young Cuba Gooding Jr.” It’ll fly off the shelves like hotcakes. πŸ™‚ *hug8 Love you hon.

    Babe – don’t get all physical an’ rowdy with my readers. Do that on YOUR blog. πŸ˜‰

  3. I still think Chris Rock is the way to go. NOT! LOL
    He’s not the Dillon in my mind’s eye but what do I know?

    Okay, I’m off to go get all physical and rowdy with your wife.

  4. “Babe – don’t get all physical an’ rowdy with my readers. Do that on YOUR blog.” In the words of the inimitable Manny, “Hey, look at that, dinner and a show.” πŸ˜‰

  5. Oh, I come up with great pieces all the time when I am away from the keyboard and can’t remember a thing when I finally get back. Happens to us all. Hard to shut the writer down even though sometimes being away from the computer is a really good thing.

  6. Anniegirl1138 — Welcome! Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to comment!

    You’re right — the amount of inspiration is inversely proportional to the amount of time, energy, sleep and equipment we have available, isn’t it? I’m really happy you stopped by and hope you’ll come back again soon!

    God bless!
    -JDT-

  7. Sherri — Dagnabit! I clean missed your comment here, love! I’d be honored if you’d read it. It’d mean tons. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    Love you sweetheart.

  8. Damyani – Welcome back! I know about Internet problems, believe me. I understand. πŸ™‚

    Raquita — Thank you, thank you!! I’m glad you came by, I’ve missed you!

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