the Day Moon left May for June

I was always apprehensive, not of the criticism, but the severe opposition the work is bound to arouse, if ever I allow it to be published at this untimely stage.

But then I remembered how Copernicus waited until he was an old man before yielding to his friends’ entreaties to publish, who then sent his book to the press, before the month of May when he finally was able to see a copy and touch it, but could not even read it since he died almost immediately after that.

So I figured if it’s going to kill me, then I’d rather die and leave behind an alright looking corpse.

 

ยฉ Heath Muchena, 2015

 

NB:
A BIRD OF STONE is now coming sooner than 2019
GABRIEL THE GREAT is now also coming sooner than 2020

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25 Comments on “the Day Moon left May for June”

  1. JunkChuck says:

    Opposition, i often think, is an ever truer form of flattery than imitation. Anyone can click a “like” button and say “good job” but if what you’re doing is pure, and someone dislikes it, then you know you’ve made a real emotional connection.

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  2. Jay says:

    Good attitude?

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  3. Wordlander says:

    Interesting words. I know I fear what might be said about my work, but still I want it out there, in the wild whether it’s liked or not. At least I can say I did it.

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  4. Rob Romero says:

    This is Dope

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  5. Mary says:

    This is provocative Heath ~ you must believe in your writing, and also weigh how it will be received and consequences of today and tomorrow. Do what you believe is the right thing.

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  6. milliethom says:

    I’m not sure what actually constitutes an ‘alright looking corpse’. ๐Ÿ™‚ My sympathies rest with Copernicus. I wouldn’t like that to happen to me, either! As for you, Heath, I’m sure you’ll get your work published long before you reach the age that he was. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. john hauge says:

    cremation solves either problem. one day i’ll reside with the other 180,000 and counting vets at riverside national cemetery.

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  8. Behind you all the way I. Future must read!

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  9. This made me laugh! I love your sentiment. Right there with you. And I definitely agree with the comment above – I’m sure opposition isn’t fun, but it means you’re doing something right. At least you’re making people think.

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  10. OldenGray says:

    You look too healthy to die and could likely hold your own if they try to escort you to that door! Trip them with your powerful words and you will be a free man to continue roaming the earth with pen in hand!

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  11. I of July says:

    I agree Chuck

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  12. I of July says:

    well said, Wordlander

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  13. I of July says:

    Hey Rob, thanks man ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I of July says:

    thanks Mary, that’s deep

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  15. I of July says:

    Millie, ha ha ‘alright looking’ – yeah, what does that even mean ๐Ÿ™‚ as for publishing – double ha ha… it’s hard to take it seriously, esp in this day and age!

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  16. I of July says:

    You Will ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. I of July says:

    thank you so much Aspire, it was all in good humour, glad you sensed it, much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. I of July says:

    thank you Olden Gray, yes – I’m fit as a fiddle… and ambidextrous too, lest they chop off both hands ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. milliethom says:

    You’ll make it, Heath. Just keep at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. OldenGray says:

    If that happens you let me know and I will always give you a two thumbs up :o)

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  21. learningtocry says:

    This was great! : )

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  22. kpinella says:

    I too think that I might be a corpse when I get recognized. Worse yet, I might be mistaken for another corpse and never be recognized at all. Oh, well, ce la vie!

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  23. I of July says:

    Obscurity is bliss, Karina. Smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. CBJ says:

    Striking and transportive!

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  25. I of July says:

    your kind words are appreciate CBJ, thank you

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