About six weeks since my last post. No serious reason for this – not especially in stasis, not down, not depressed; busy but not immensely so, just many things to do in a long row. There are changes – new plans, changing plans, changing dreams – most of which bode well in one way or another; but not a great deal of vast or startling news.
And, given the introspective tone of this blog most of the time, not many changes in perception that I feel any huge need to share. Again, not a dramatic difference: just... energy going in other directions.
I'll apply for a large grant in June; I'll go to Zürich to get back into Jung studies, delayed around the stroke, in that same month. And I'm applying for British (i.e. EU) citizenship – it really seems the best way of preventing anxiety/uncertainty by my family (and, of course, by me) if I were to have any other health problems.
After all, my own country isn't doing a very competent job of taking care of its own citizens... you can imagine how welcome I would be, returning to the US with any of several health conditions, if I had been working in another country and therefore not paying into state disability taxes, etc. Pathetic, of course, but this citizenship application means that such inept and brutish governance is no longer my problem.
Yesterday, and today, there is a sense of spring in the still cold air: much more light, sun, freshness. Bird calls, in fact (aren't they annoyed that it's cold? – I assume those feathers keep them going).
And I have recommendation letters to write, applications to finish, paperwork to do. Not hugely exciting: but not really unpleasant... and when they're done, they can themselves go out into the light, into the air.