Robert and I have been flat out for a couple of months now, getting our books in Kindle and Nook and a few other places that take ebooks, and this while we wait for them to be published in print. Thankfully, that should be within a week or two.
I hadn't heard from Dinahh in awhile and I wondered why ... did I do something to make him go away? I hoped not, but it really felt weird, after having him visit nearly every day, or night, for months and then suddenly nothing at all.
The last time I had a conversation with Dinahh was when he told me I was to help Robert get his book "out there" because people needed and were ready now to read what he wrote. Then a day or so later, Dinahh strongly told me I had to do the same with my books -- I had three completely finished and another five or six that I needed to find an illustrator for. I had been suffering from inertia, I guess ... but anyway, after Dinahh's last visit, Robert and I threw ourselves into high gear ... and high stress.
Last week, my daughter and her husband invited us to spend a few days with them at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Some summers, they rent a cottage for a week about a half mile's walk from the town of Oak Bluffs and the beaches. Well, we looked at each other ... and it took all of about two minutes to decide -- Just what the doctor ordered. Our stress level had peaked and we really needed a vacation.
During the 45 minute ferry ride out to the island, we could feel the tension begin to fade. It was wonderful. We loved being with Carrie and Paul, and my grandsons, Jack and Tyler. Robert and I walked, shopped, rented a Jeep for sightseeing, and came home refreshed and ready to finish what we'd started with the books.
Yesterday, Robert and I were done. Amazing. I had finally approved the proofs on my three books and they're ready to print and Robert's book is also approved and ready to be printed. We're relieved and so looking forward to the next phase.
Last night when I was just about to fall asleep, Dinahh visited me. I asked him where he'd been and why he hadn't talked to me for such a long time. His reply was simple, "Catherine, there was no need. You have been doing everything I asked of you, everything that you agreed to do before this lifetime. You and Robert are fulfilling your purpose, to create together. This is as it should be."
... I guess he was saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Still, it was nice visiting with him again. I missed that.