• adventure,  fertility,  wasting time

    Fertility Part III of III

    What can you do to become pregnant? We all look for ways to find that one thing that we’re doing wrong so we can change it and miraculously become pregnant. I say miraculously because that’s exactly what it’s like. There’s not any one thing that will bring about a pregnancy (besides putting the eel in the cave), no silver bullet. You have to give up trying in order to succeed. Giving up to succeed is the polar opposite of the American ideal. The American ideal is: We must try harder! Force our position in life! Grapple with our enemies to succeed! Get up before dawn and work out, go to…

  • adventure,  fertility,  writing life

    Fertility Part II

    Allegory of Fertility, c. 1623, Oil on canvas, 180 x 241 cmMusées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels [via] Continuing from my last TMI blog post on fertility, things were looking up. I had a new fancy notebook about fertility and began to chart until my little heart’s content. Three times a day, are we wet? are we dry? are we sticky? If yes, is it half inch, one inch, one and a half or two inch? This went on for the first month and like a mucus fairy, I discovered that I was regular. Like clockwork regular, like set the atomic clock to my ovary regular. Yes, ovary, as in singular…