I've arrived back in Salem, the month in Derry having flown by. I've yet to unpack, literally or metaphorically. But playing with photoshop and some of my final photographs has been a nice way to reconcile the two places, the here and the there.
Good, as well, because it makes me more at ease with the writing process that awaits. There is no objective telling of a story. The author is always interested. We play, rearrange, add and remove. We accentuate tone, increase exposure to some bits, decrease it to others. Storytellers -- and historians are ultimately storytellers -- are artists.
Let the storytelling begin.