(Because of a variety of circumstances, Lisa and I are taking a Figs break. But! For those who just started reading the blog, I'm going to reach deep into the wayback machine and toss up some old Figs for your enjoyment. Like, say, this one.)
“I don’t know, Edwina. Somewhere along the way it just got so complicated, like somehow my self-worth was related to my Amazon ranking number and why no one wants to buy the next book. Ten years ago, I would have been thrilled to just have one book published, much less two. And, yet, here I sit, stuck in a remarkably meaningless game, if you look at the big picture. I mean, for each rung I climb I just keep worrying about the next one. That’s nuts, right?”
“I don’t know about that, hon. Might just be the way yer wired. Wouldn’t hurt none to switch to decaf, maybe. Lemme just deliver this fried chicken and I’ll get you some pie. Pie cures most doubts.”
“Do you still have the blueberry? That was some fine pie.”
“Saved a slice just for you, hon. It looked like you might need it.”
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.