occasionally i get the feeling that i have expended too much creative energy and not added to my reserves. i say that i’m tapped out, or that my well is try, and it’s time to fill it again. but that might be too shallow an image. last year when we were in france it was as if i was undergoing a huge seasonal rebirth. my creative energy felt completely replenished and almost endless. i wonder if the narcissus bulb isn’t a better way to think of this. a long effortful growing season, and an equally long regenerative retreat. our household tends to live in seasons already. i might add my creative growing season, and my season of retreat back into my bulb, to our family calendar.