Thanks to health issues concerning family members of great importance to me, I have found myself faced with the fact that my BC reviews are insanely back-logged and late (as regards release and or publication dates) that it almost seems like it will be impossible to ever dig myself out of the proverbial hole.
There is nothing to do but the doing, however, so I have picked up one of the books sent to me by Penguin/Viking – Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Bunker Hill” and am making my way through it. Hopefully, should I be able to catch a few minutes here or an hour there, I will finish this sooner than later and get a review written up and sent off into the electronic ether.
It won’t be the best review – nor, hopefully the worst – but if I manage to do that then it will at least be a “done” review. At the moment that’s what I need. I need to simply DO the reviews I have promised to do.
There are also albums I must write something up for – which include a wondrous box of Charles Mingus jazz CDS – but I will not allow myself to become mired in the idea that I must do all of them NOW at the same time.
That will get me nowhere.
Yesterday, or whenever I needed to have gotten these done in the past, is simply gone and unreachable for me. Tomorrow, on the other hand, is not a day that I can promise I will “get to” this or that review item because – as February through April showed me – you do not know what land-mines life will drop into your path. Instead, today… today is all I have that I can know for certainty is mine to read and write with.
Today I am reading this book. Today I am planning to review this book. Today is a start that hopefully will end in a future “today” that I hope will eventually see me caught up and ready to kick out reviews on as-yet-unknown (to me) review items…
Today, also, I wrote this as a reminder to myself to keep moving. Each day is a step towards getting myself caught up – to getting myself a sense of equilibrium as far as my review queue is concerned.
To that point, “Bunker Hill” calls, and I will go turn the page and listen.