Several months ago I read a book by Sheila Heti, called Ticknor. It was a good book that deserves discussion, and I promise that I have interesting things to say about it. Sadly, a profound crisis in my personal life has turned certain parts of my brain, including the part that feels a deep yearning to, well, blog, to mush.
Slowly, but surely, those bits of my brain are solidifying and becoming useful again. This is not to say that the crisis has by any means passed. My coping mechanisms are simply beginning to realize that the problem, though possibly even bigger than it seemed at first, is not completely beyond dealing with. So they are beginning to deal, as it were, with the problem. And no, I won’t tell you what the problem is.