Joseph Robert and I are celebrating summer with a joint publication in Mudjob Magazine. Apart from our own reversible chapbook, Realms of Man/ Metamorphosis of Woman, this is the first showcase of our work together. The editor of Mudjob, Michael, had the great idea for a double feature as he found the writing couple idea of interest. As I said in my last post, writing is a solitary process, but there’s no reason why the publishing and promotion side of the craft should be!
Summer… does that mean we are living on the wrong side of the solstice, or the right side? The wrong side means you are focussing on the days getting shorter. The right side means you are enjoying the warmer days, living for the moment. In Britain, isn’t it better for us to think about the evenings staying light until 9PM, rather than wondering if tomorrow it will get darker that little bit earlier? Are you dwelling on yesterday being officially the hottest day in England so far, or are you thinking that the days will all be cooler from now on? For all you pessimists out there, my advice is to take it one day at a time. Leilanie Stewart’s day is June 28. Joseph Robert’s is June 29.