Almost the End–& the Beginning

Goodbyes are not so hard when you remember it is the time we spent together that will last.
Goodbyes are not so hard when you remember it is the time we spent together that will last.

I’ll be sending off the book contents and cover to Edwards Brothers this weekend, for better or for worse.

I know, under the circumstances (a complex situation I assure you) that I have not given the editing the full sustained focus it required to approach an error-free state, and there will be gotchas, dope-slaps and wails sure to come from omissions and commissions.

I’m fully prepared to be disappointed by the images that will lack contrast and clarity that I see in them, full size on my monitor. But then, it is more about impression than precision that they are there for the reader. I hope to be forgiven the imperfections and credited instead with the intentions behind them.

This image here is on the last printed page of the book (there are a few blank pages which is not uncommon, book makers operating by “signatures” or blocks of paper-pages that a book’s length must contain in exact multiples.

I am gratified to have completed this “statement” of sorts; what I have stated, asked, and wondered and shown the reader remains to be known. I suppose I am about to find out.

I look forward to life on the far side of this chaos that has lead, somehow, I suppose, to a kind of order. See you shortly in that world, dear reader!

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4 thoughts on “Almost the End–& the Beginning”

  1. That is a nice pic, since I’m new to your site all your shorts in the book will be new to me, so I’m looking forward to it.

  2. A nice sentiment and a meaninful pic. thanks for hanging in there, Fred. It will be worth it; I am sure!

  3. What Linda said. Ya’ done good, Fred!

    And Bart, glad to have you aboard! You’ll like it here. Fred’s followers are thoughtful and intelligent, not flamers and arrogant.

  4. Greetings, Bart, thanks for dropping by. And I recommend Fragments readers to visit Bart’s Open Space blog full of Nature Quizzes–right up my alley, though I wouldn’t have known the Cuban frog. I’d have guessed green or gray tree frog.

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