Very likely some delay (don’t know how lengthy) is going to occur at this point, for I am bogged down.
I am researching two complicated subjects, both of which I want to explore in posts at this site. However, I have some problem with concentrated reading and often get sleepy from reading (eye muscles are awfully weak, you know). I have tried to buy some time by publishing a few poems and essays I wrote years ago, but I have exhausted all of those I consider worthy enough to spread abroad. Also, I have been fortunate enough to have a couple of inspirations for pieces I could pull from memories or from minimal research; that could happen again, but I’m not counting on it.
I could perhaps dash some things off from the top of my head, but I don’t care to publish flimsy ephemera. I just need to relax, on the one hand, and get myself organized on the other. When I started this blog I wanted to have fun with it, mostly, although I have also published some very serious pieces which I hoped would be beneficial to my readers in a deeper sense: that is why The Vanity Mirror is called a “philosophical” site.
So, if there are any of you who check out this blog regularly, I am asking you to be patient. Thirty-four readers — mostly bloggers themselves — have signed up as “followers”; they receive an email every time I post something. However, there remains that mysterious number of regular visitors who could lose patience with my dilatoriness: you might give up after a while and never return; I hate to see that happen.
I have published a notice similar to this in the past — a few months ago; and, lo and behold, what happened? I got inspired all of a sudden and published a piece. That might happen again, so I am not predicting how long I will lie fallow. All I know right now is that I have these two subjects which I feel certain will be worth writing about, and I don’t want to rush into them without first completing adequate research. And I don’t want to impose deadlines on myself.
So, please be patient. In the meantime, I invite you to check out some of the older posts: they go all the way back to last January — 34 of them (well, actually 33, since the first one was only an introduction). Just because something is archived doesn’t mean it’s dead.