Why Cemeteries and Pajamas? Good question. Regular readers know I was on sabbatical last year. It was a dizzying, crazy, wonderful experience. I spent a lot of time in cemeteries, in part because I was gathering background info for my current manuscript.
But I was also pondering bigger questions, namely, what do I want my life to look like before I die?
This question – and my time pondering it while walking among the dead – has helped me clarify my life’s intentions and goals. I want to write novels. I also want to be intentional about how I live. I do not want to cause harm to others.
I wrote more about why I named the blog Cemeteries and Pajamas at “Why Cemeteries and Pajamas?” I wrote a related post during a particularly difficult time, which includes some of the lessons I’ve gleaned from my cemetery walks: “Warning: Grief Ahead.”
Finally, if you really want to geek out over this blog, I also wrote part of the answer to the above question at “A Brief Meditation on Death, Writing and Gratitude.”