It’s been a while. (that has happened before. this is different.)
There are major real life things happening, and my energies are very much elsewhere. I have strongly considered (indeed, I told my two closest friends that I was going ahead with it) just shutting down the entire Cuttlefish enterprise. Erasing it from existence. Nuking it from orbit. Maybe giving people a week to copy anything they wanted to preserve, but other than that, just vanishing.
It seemed the cuttlefish thing to do.
I may still do it.
I made my peace with such an exit, then set it aside for a bit to stew. That bit is over now, and I am starting a new chapter…and I have not yet completely decided whether it is a continuation, or a new start. I may not know for a while.
In truth, I have just enough ego that I really wanted to make it to ten years, which would be this coming October. But also in truth, this post is going up a month after I was completely ok with spreading cuttlefish ashes into the ocean. And I am actually still pretty much ok with that.
At the moment, I am not promising anything. I’d like to think I would at least have one more goodbye post thanking everyone, and that would be the right thing to do, but I cannot guarantee I would do it. Or maybe I’ll just put up one more verse, and another, and another, and another, and never quite get around to a last one.
For those who have checked up on me (here and elsewhere)… I will be ok. I do thank you for your concern; it means a great great deal.
For now, I don’t know when I will write again. I’ll be a bit embarrassed if it turns out to be tomorrow, but I suppose I will at some point, either under this name or some other.
I will accept good-luck wishes, and (as always) recipes (especially old family secret recipes).
Your humble & obedient servant,