heymaggie sent me the coolest copy of a self-portrait she did some years ago. It was a wonderful indirect reminder that I want to send something to the butterfly art mail art call she posted lately. Of course, I also need to get all my nervousness exchanges done--I was relieved to see on a review of my "your page" that while I have a palpable few, they are largely solvable, and I have been chipping away at them. Of course, I have not one but two things to mail to gregwest98, one of which is actually ready to mail, but in the sad way I have managed to handle this, I've had a package in my car for months which lacks only postage, taping and an address to get into the mailbox. I hate that notion that I treat one of my oldest friends so poorly. But then that reminds me of the sealed envelope to voodoukween which has ridden similarly sealed but unmailed for weeks. For someone who likes to pontificate about keeping commitments, I sure need to keep a few. Especially when the mails the last few weeks have brought so many simple kindnesses. I do not think of myself as an exotic orchid or a particularly verdant iris, but I sure bloom my own little bit of prairie weed bloom in the face of such kindness. Yet my seeds seem planted among the rocky soil of a very stressful work schedule right now, and I need to get them into the damn fertile soil and out in the mail. But right now, I must focus on work again!