Herself: Swam, huddled in the cold, wrote, cooked and read. Very unproductive day.
Balance: Knowing there is another day upcoming.
Caught my attention: Most of my spare time lately has been spent here doing research at Third Reich in Ruins, Geoff Walden’s superb pages on the architecture of the Third Reich.
I’d spent a day and a half working on that long piece “In Search of Nazi Architecture.” Yes, I began to make changes…tho not to the contents but to the structure. Get rid of the dry academic stuff and move the piece into the personal….and it was working when a dawning idea crept up on me. Had I read this to the class before? One question led to another. When had I first written the piece?
A little simple research plus a phone call found my answers. I’d written the piece in July. From now on, I put this information in the header. I dared to wake Marion B, and she remembered my reading the piece in class. This information too in the header. When did I write the piece? Published and where? Read and to who?
If nothing else, rewriting the piece showed me how much I had grown in my new craft. After lunch I began hacking and adding to the Prora piece….enjoying the fact that I seem to retain writing information far easier than I ever retained art techniques.
And too, entering all the pertinent information in the header.....She says hitting herself upside the head....jogging the memory a bit.