My dear Sharon emails me on several issues, and "incidentally" (always so respectful of the adult learner!) asks:
DGB, I've been wondering about the status of the "thesis." Any news that you would like to share about the state of "what's happening now?"
Pablo, a very enthusiastic student I've recently met at teacher's training college, comes up and tells me he's been browsing around and come across this blog. Encouragingly, he then posts to tell me about Magritte's "Time Transfixed" and, though I'm appalling at understanding painting, I look at it and get the feeling that there's always a chance, even when things seem to be totally "out of place".
Thanks for your invaluable support, Sharon and Pablo! I start feeling I can go back to hearing my voice and expressing it through my thesis... If the train engine has somehow been able to make its way into the chimney, getting my thesis submitted can't be that much tougher, can it?
NOTE: this picture was painted by René Magritte, the Belgian surrealist painter in 1938(/9?). You can read about this painting at the website of The Art Institute of Chicago.