It would seem that my brief brush with a James Brown tune has ended for the moment. This is not to say that I've descended into a full-on funk, just that the elation I was running with has faded and I've returned to a slightly less joyous state. I have "reasons," mostly stemming from the prospect of a fairly significant transition and what that does mean and what it could mean to me. Dealing with that has been troublesome, but manageable.
I do want to thank everyone who's put up with my grousin' though. It took me a bit to understand what I was actually trying to say, and I can imagine that it was occasionally confusing for you. The short answer is that I don't really know where I'm at. You're all very patient and I love you for it.