When I told a friend that I long to create a spacious container (i.e., an orderly home and routines) to hold my chaotic self, she reminded me that attempts to create such a container can themselves be neurotic. Lately this neurosis has manifested in my attempts to wrangle my to-be-read (tbr) book piles into a sensible plan. The pile pictured above is just one of six and includes both books to read and books to reread for one of my several writing projects. (Kermit, btw, is an Order Muppet and of course also highly neurotic.)
Anyway, as it so often happens, all this piling and planning results in obfuscation; I’m not quite sure which of these dozens of books is the book I am reading now, or should be reading next. Most likely Some Trick by Helen DeWitt, since it was due back to the library yesterday. . . .
Thanks, Chuck, for the reassurance!