In keeping with my intent to be honest about the ups and downs of the journey I report that I did not make it to the finalist phase of Critical Mass. The tea leaf reading from last week was suggesting that would be the case. To be honest, I had recognized some flaws in my submission last month as I got feedback on my artist statement and the mix of pictures I submitted. The artist statement was not there yet and I had included a picture or two that everyone seems to think didn’t fit. So, back to the drawing board.
It is 5 AM on Wednesday morning as I am composing this. I went to bed at 10:15 PM the night before. Calvin, our ancient dog, woke me up at 2:30 AM needing to go out. I was unable to fall asleep again so here I am trying to do something productive. Sleep has been a big issue for me lately. I seem to be unable to get more than six hours of it on any given night, and often have less. Seven is what I generally need. A few nights at the six hour level are ok, but it has been almost two weeks. My tiredness is starting to rule.