And the truth is, I need a break.
Over the Christmas holidays I did a lot of writing, shored up a number of pieces, and have pretty much been coasting ever since. For the past six weeks I’ve had the catalog from the Yirrkala Drawings show on the bookshelf behind my desk, and I’ve barely made it past the introduction.
So I’m going to put the blog on hiatus. I may stop publishing entirely for a while, but I will eventually put things out intermittently as inspiration strikes. But I don’t want to just mail it in week after week. I guess it’s the schedule that I’ve imposed on myself that’s drained me, so I need to relax a bit.
I never thought that I would write this much, for this long. But it’s been an extraordinary experience, most of all for the friendships that it has brought me through the years. Reaching out to y’all in this way has opened many doors and many arms to me; and that experience alone makes me sure that I will be back someday when the batteries are recharged.
A couple of weeks ago the National Gallery of Australia Research Library, working in conjunction with the National Library of Australia, requested permission to include Aboriginal Art & Culture: an American eye in PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive. I am delighted and honored beyond words to have received that invitation.
Thank you all for listening, and please stay in touch. There’s a link on the “about” page, and you can reach me on Facebook, but not on Twitter.
I’ve never been one for graceful exits, so maybe I should just stop here. Thank you.