Yesterday was scary, no? So today I offer you something genuinely lovely. It is Contrariwise and the concept is simple--it is a blog that records and celebrates tattoos based upon favorite literary works. Some are visual, some are words, all are terribly meaningful. (Again, this is a site someone else linked to and I've managed to forget where I saw it. It may have been my friend Kristin who had herself inked in honor of her darling son with a few lines of e e cummings.) In any event, it got me wondering, what words are powerful enough that you would want them engraved on your skin forever? If I were to do this today, the quote would be from Tolkien--All who wander are not lost. But doubtless I would find something different tomorrow and deeply regret something that requires lasers and skin grafts to undo. (I do have a tattoo but it's so discreet it took my former gynecologist a year to notice it. It's on my left hip, high enough to be hidden under shorts.)
Revision watch: 350 pages done and the next two days will be the most challenging. Today I have to write a lengthy scene that isn't in the first draft but ought to be, and tomorrow will be a 75-page push to finish instead of my usual 50. But it's almost there and it's going VERY well, so I'm not complaining.