My Third Novel's Conclusion, My Heartbreak

My heart begins to break when I think about completing this particular book -- because this narrative has sustained me like no other story I've known. It's both more personal and more universal than my other works. But beyond memory and archetype, it's a cri-de-coeur about needing to become the person one is destined to be. And in the writing, I have met my own life's work, my own fated journey -- having the sense all the while that the pages are suffused with a resonance, an energy, an electrified field that defies explanation. Writers hope and pray to be overtaken by a work in this way -- to be conscripted into passionate service of a profound story. To experience it even once in a lifetime seems a great privilege. I still have several months before this novel is complete, and this constitutes my reprieve. Because I'm not ready for the beauty to end.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

In the Crucial Realm of Physical Therapy

"It takes courage to protect one another, the courage of heroes and poets and warriors and saints."

Some of you have asked whether I know any physical therapists who are highly trained, and so I wish to reveal here that I saw Brandan Pesa for physical therapy in Portola Valley in the summer of 2017, following a shoulder surgery.

It turns out that Brandan is very well connected, and has many acquaintances who have introduced themselves to me in various settings within the community over the last two years.

I hope this information is helpful to you.