I’m finding it really hard to write actual words on this blog these days. My own words, that is – clearly I have no problem relying on words written or spoken by others at a time like this. In fact, they’ve never seemed more relevant. Everything in my mind is so overlapped and all-consuming that I wouldn’t really know where to begin if I was to lay my thoughts out in any sort of order. There is so much going on. I should be excited, but I can’t help but feel daunted by the life-changing nature of what is going on around me. So for now, while I am mostly listening to Nina Simone singing I Shall Be Released and having the occasional weep as I look upon a bewildering future, I hope you’ll forgive me if I lean a little too heavily on the words of others.