It is to laugh.
A good writing day, though I did only 727 words. I found the heart of the story, the key that makes sense of "Objects in the Mirror." I had my "Eureka" moment with the story. Thematically and structurally, this is the most ambitious thing I've done in quite some while. I hope it works.
Late in the day, Kathryn came back from her parents with a bunch of fossils that her cousin had sent her about fifteen years ago. I looked through them, identifying trilobites from the Middle Cambrian of Utah (Elrathia kingii), an Upper Ordovician brittle star (Taeniaster spinous) from Swatara Gap, Pennsylvania, a trilobite and brachiopod from the Middle Devonian of Ohio (Phacops rana crassituberculata and Mucrospirifer mucronatus, respectively), some Carboniferous ferns, and a large (if incomplete) fish skeleton (likely Diplomystus) from the Lower Eocene of Wyoming.
Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.
Last night we watched Pee Wee's Big Holiday, and as I said on Facebook, few things are more awesome than getting a new Pee Wee Herman movie.
Anyway, I should let you let me go now.