Plans for the Morrow

Dearest Mum is always chiding self for being “such a worry-wart.” 

When self tells her brothers, “I will be visiting in four months,” they are totally totally overwhelmed that she has to plan her trips so far in advance.

So, well, um, that’s just the way self is.  Actually, if truth be told, self plans a year or even more in advance:  trips, birthday presents, that sort of thing.  As a writer, she feels it is part of her nature to take the loooong view, to aim for the delayed gratification (!!@@##).

But, you know what? Self has a terrible, terrible feeling that we as a country are sooo sunk.

Yes, there, she said it.

Today, she checked out the website for a magazine called “The Rambler.” Calling itself “a magazine of personal expression,” they published two of self’s pieces, one fiction and one non-fiction. And today, an announcement on the website said it was suspending operations “indefinitely.”

There are other websites that announce they are not accepting any more submissions. Or that they’re suspending their contests.

Self says to herself: Hang on. Sit tight. It’ll all come out right.

But it won’t! She has the feeling more magazines will close and it’s going to get ugly.

Ah, what to do, what to do? Well, at least the movies are doing grrreeat!!

So, self decides, she’ll just go ahead and see a movie tomorrow. Maybe “The September Issue,” because that is about FA-shion! And about Vogue Magazine! And Vogue editor Anna Wintour is so fashionably thin and so inspiring!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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