This week I should have been out of state at an intensive writing academy. I gave that up to fulfill a work contract, full of insane deadlines. Then, a week ago, I had unexpected surgery. Despite being worried about it its urgency, having a few days off with a legitimate reason to not do any work sounded almost like a vacation. I didn’t realize the extent to which work had depleted me since August….
Last weekend I watched the 2020 movie Fatima, which chronicles three Portugese children’s experiences in seeing and talking with the Virgin Mary. The real-life events of 1917 are told through flashbacks as a journalist interviews an aged Sister Lucia, the only one of the three children to live to adulthood….