All good things must come to an end. Or so the saying goes. Such is the case of a book you've been reading that you don't want to end because you'll miss living
inside that world. Or in the case of desperate English teachers - the memoir I've been partly living and writing on this blog - I woke up a few weeks ago and the story was ending and I thought, I don't want to live on my blog anymore. I want to give on my blog.
Consequently my re-awakened passion for creating a home to really live in. And a frantic re-do of the barn loft and new blog the domino affair where I can talk about home and design ad nauseum.
About India Banks - the pseudonym I created one desperate day inside the foreign language department in a private Turkish high school in Istanbul a couple of years ago and then used to tell a down and out story about
I've just published an essay here as Phyllis Nobles [it's badly edited and has a couple of typos but still] and I'm trying to use this story to get literary agent interest and am suddenly being asked to write about teaching in the Delta and people want to publish/buy the photographs I've been taking here and suddenly - trying to keep up with and keep apart two separate identities has become too much work.
So I've created india banks bistro for photographs and friends and travel and more.
If you've read my blog from the beginning [and I can't think why you wouldn't have!] you'll know that I intended to use the pseudonym/blog to bitch about teaching. But the blog turned out to be so much more. First and foremost a place for me to live when I had no real sense of home, and a close second - you - the friends and worlds I have come to live in through sharing our stories and photographs.
And although I have a ton of complaints about teaching, I have a discovered a renewed love for the profession that to be honest is kind of scaring me.
About India Banks.
I - Phyllis Nobles - could not live without her bright and wonderful India Banksness because then life would be too somber, too dark, too Phyllis Nobles.
Although to be honest these days I'm having trouble telling where Phyllis Nobles starts and India Banks leaves off. About desperate English teachers - the blog.
I thought about discontinuing it now that the memoir is in revision, but I could not live without spending time inside this world because it's the one place I feel I can be completely and totally honest when I write - no matter which name I use to sign off on the posts.
And so it is my hope that wherever you choose to spend time inside these three worlds - you will find the comfort and joy I find in creating them. And I hope you'll leave comments and links back to your worlds because - to be completely honest -
my life would not be so rich if I did not know you.