Right nice. Been pondering all over the place.
Pondered at Work, pondered at Otherwork. Pondered at home. Pondered in the shower. Also cleaned myself in the shower. Then pondered some more. I even had a little ponder in the car and at one point had a ponder before napping. I dreamed about pondering, obviously.
And all this pondering, really, is all about me. I've not been thinking great thoughts. Not even average ones to be honest. In fact most of them are a bit tame and unimaginative.
I'm not doing enough writing.
That's the long and short of it. I'm not doing enough writing and that upsets me. Now, it's no ones fault that I'm not writing except my own. I'm the one to blame here.
Nevertheless though, it's still a quandary.
Stephen wrote a while ago about a similar Time O' Great Pondering and he got me thinking (not pondering, as such, more of a consider).
He got me thinking about Patronage.
Now patronising I can do. I'm a teacher, it comes natural.
But what I really need is Patronage...
That would be cool.
Some rich landed gentry type wanting to get all cultural and so ... you know... supporting me. A bit like parents, only richer and with no obligation to like them/buy them Mother's Day or Father's Day gifts.
How great would it be? All of us hopeful writers and aspiring artists all been scooped up by one big happy money slapping gang of pretendy nobility...
And I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm not greedy.
Really I'm not. And I'm not stupid, I'll be a bargain basement Cultural Collectible. I know this, and I'm ok with it.
I'm not expecting a a fancy city flat or an idyllic country cottage. I can do without a remote log cabin or the summer house by the river.
I can even cope without my own chef. Or butler. Really, I can. I'm willing to sacrifice that.
I'll be happy in the servants quarters, broadband connection allowing of course.
I'll fulfil my duties. I'll be glad to wander drunkenly at parties upsetting Lord Whatshisface and Lady Thingummyjob. I'll allow the gossip of the society pages. I'll even tweak my output to offer a suggestion of sympathy with my Patrons political opinions.
See? I'm not greedy. I'll work hard. I'll be good, or not, depending on what is required.
So... Any rich potential patrons out there, drop me a comment eh? Lets see what can be arranged...