That was a very heavy metaphor, but to make a long story short: there are life events that take your words away. That steal your very breath of vitality, leaving you a hollow shell. (And there goes that maudlin streak again). Anyway, it looks like I'll be taking a break from writing for about a year as I take care of the child we almost lost and the family that was shattered and try to find some kind of balance and drive again.
In the meantime, I am still a reader, a gamer, a supporter of arts and crafts and geekery - so let me know what you need help with! I'll do what I can.
Also, with much secretude and subterfugitivity (10 points!), I have birthed a project of such mesmerizing mythological fantasticalness and wonderosity - and other made-up words - that I can hardly wait to share it. It will take time. But stick with me, keep in touch, and let's see what the future holds.