i've decided to jump start things this year creatively by doing the NaBloPoMo challenge this month. i figure the discipline of writing every day will bleed over into all of the other things that i have to do every day as well. like practicing the piano. and making my bed. and going to the gym.
interestingly enough, the theme for january is CHANGE.
there's a lot that's changing in my world, in spite of me. right now, it feels as though i'm being carried along by the undertow -- strong creative currents and good ideas.
more details as things develop.
in the meantime, here's a photo to keep you warm: me and Grandma the Clown, partying the night away on New Year's Eve at the Big Apple Circus.
and here's what my friend and i overheard at least a dozen times as we sat two rows from ringside.
Bratty Little Rude Ritalin Kid: (loud, obnoxious) are you a man or a woman?
Grandma the Clown: (smiling, flat response) yes, i am a man or a woman.