I've been wanting to do start this forever. Even at the beginning, when the blog was labeled as a saccharine and terribly un-private diary for adolescent girls, I wanted to do it.
So, I began trying to begin.
Here are some days that would have been cool to start on:
- New Year's Eve
- The Ides of March
- May Day
- Johnny Appleseed Day
None came to fruition; all were thwarted by general malaise, dinner parties, birthdays, hangovers, reticence. So here it is May 14th, a day as good as any other. David Byrne's birthday is good enough for me.
I owe my debt to the great and good Mary Oliver for the name of my blog. From "Night Flight" in New and Selected Poems.