But more than a busy day now and then, the sporadic postings are the result of all the other writing I’m doing, mainly the memoir about my mom. Serious writing, such as Very Grateful, takes intense energy; I can do just so much at one sitting and during one day. I write for an hour and then take a break, which includes walking, reading, cooking, working on a jigsaw puzzle, and sometimes visiting a friend. Except for the visiting, my breaks are carried out in silence and solitude. As far as simplicity is concerned, well, I try to create a simple flow to my days, but let’s face it, what I do feels extremely complex.