feeling pretty well used up of late, and I think it's beginning to show.
The work continues to go well, and the weight of having become a minor public figure is growing more comfortable, while still providing a measure of surprise when I find myself singled out for attention.
Received an email from a university professor asking permission to use a couple of quotes from my commentary. They were both comments that I feel are insightful and original, and it felt good to know that I will be cited in her soon-to-be-published book. Though those thoughts and words have an "of course" feeling about them, that causes one to wonder just why they resonate so -- but I can see them register in the faces of audiences when spoken.
The other is that -- over the past few years I've slid seamlessly into a place where I've become comfortable with conflicting truths. Aging into this final decade brings with it the realization that it's all true -- for someone, and that we need places that accommodate our complexity, and where our truths can co-exist.
... and I do believe that this Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park is fast-becoming that place, and that my participation in its development is contributing to that outcome.
I do hope this is true.