I'm copying and reposting this quote from my review on Eudora Welty's biography on my book blog because I like it so much. Near the end of her life, Eudora tells of a letter from an old friend:
"She said, 'I'm 90 years old now, and I feel like there's somebody else living inside my skin and not a friend.' I loved that! Isn't that wonderful? I know what she means. I understand. I guess she feels her body is not obeying her. She didn't mean an enemy but not a friend." from Eudora Welty: A Biography by Suzanne Marrs.
I love the way Eudora enthusiastically seizes her friend's description.
I've been trying to master technology and not succeeding very well. Maybe it is just a matter of moving so slowly and painfully. Like everyone else, my favorite learning is where I make great leaps forward. I read directions in the Photoshop book and have no idea what has been said, and often don't know the terms used. This program is so far over my head and above my needs...
Have also been struggling with some geneaological research. I do like research, but find myself sitting down at say, 3:00 and suddenly finding that it is 5:30, and although I've covered hundreds of census records, I've not made that much progress. It is a fascinating activity to someone who enjoys research, but after getting caught up for hours, your eyes are tired, your back and shoulders ache, your neck is riveted in place.
Ancestry.com is an interesting program, but it, too, requires a lot of getting used to.