- I, so to speak, needed to let the fields fallow over for a while, anyway. Neither overplanting nor overharvesting are good.
- I've really hardly yielded results. I was actually amazed when, e.g., Donna Foley Marby actually thanked me for the defense of her and her book "Maude". As far as I can tell, I hardly ever yield results like that. Besides, I expect what I usually yield—backlash! After a while, that "damned if you do, damned if you don't, and damned if you neither do nor don't" conundrum just brings ennui at best and an exacerbation of Depression at worst—and I have admitted that the only reason that I have not taken Great-Granddad's path is because I would not want to risk the negative effects of surviving an attempt to go down his path.
- I've been busy with Reilly—another reason, by the way, as to why I haven't taken Great-Granddad's path.
- I've been busy with dealing with my Depression and other matters.
- Today, I woke up with a cold and muscle aches.
I assure you, by the way, that I'm not the only one who's in my kind of situation. People in similar situations, e.g.:
- Need to let their fields fallow over once in a while as well.
- Feel ennui, melancholy (or exacerbation of Depression), and/or even worse if they feel that their attempts at tikun ha'olam don't yield anything, let alone anything good—whether for themselves or, most importantly, others.
- Sometimes have outside commitments and circumstances.
Incidentally, the coming year is HaShanah shel HaSh'mitah b'Eretz Yisra'el.