Invaluable advice from the older generation – what a treasure Nannie was, and thanks to Stuart M. Perkins for sharing his memory.
As I work on what seems like endless details for my hoped-to-be-final cover, the amount to do has grown each time I think there is nothing more I can do. But looking back is definitely better than looking forward, when this close to the end.
A friend of mine will soon move to a new house and has been consumed with the process of packing for quite some time. He lamented the fact that no matter how much he gets done he continues to see piles and stacks and shelves full of things yet to be boxed. Adding to the stress, he’s nearing the semester’s end of coursework towards a Master’s degree. This combination has him overwhelmed. He complained a bit more about the work left to do.
“I’ll never finish.” he moaned after his update.
“Well.” I said. “It’s like that row of tomatoes.”
He didn’t get it.
With no idea what I meant he stared into the distance preoccupied by stress. Then, remembering similar comments of mine in the past his head whirled back towards me. “Wait, is that another Nannie thing?” he asked.
“It’s another Nannie thing.” I nodded confirmation and began…
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