Well, I tried. I called the owner’s supervisor for my mobile home park. I tried to get the space rent for this last month of the year forgiven. I ran out of money. I thought that I might point out that I have written and distributed 18 newsletters for the park this year. The owner and the staff apparently love them and use them to illustrate how happy their property residents are . . . Ahem.
It is true. I did not do any of these things for income and I enjoyed the work. But, after reading Sharon's post about paid newspaper journalists v bloggers the wheels in my brain started turning.
So, while some of the men are paid to build a fence, repair plumbing or trim a tree, there is no remuneration for this newsletter or for painting, planting, designing art projects, etc. *sigh* Happy Birthday to me. So much has been going so right, I guess I figured this was a sure thing. Silly me.
Just like our culture . . . we only allocate 'health funds' for sickness, not wellness. There is funding for breaking down and not maintaining or enhancing. Big generalizations deserving deeper study, but not just now.
I must quote Virgina Woolf.
Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for.
~ Virginia Woolf