For the record, all is not quiet on the Western front. Voice is silent, but life is loud. Busy, but not busy enough, or in the right ways. Tuning out and taking in, watching videos and seeing noone. Inspiration has been an ice queen to me. Serendipity a cold shoulder. The Fates, stirring my life, eddies of their pot twirling me around. Initiative, vigor, gusto, gravitas, energy, confidence — these words have fallen from the pages of my life, and I drift through the chapters, reading. I will speak soon enough.