The end is near!!! OK, that was overdramatic. But as far as Passage of the Acolyte is concerned, I've got 130 pages left to edit, then time to publish. (that's after I complete another map or two) The plan is moving forward, and barring any procedural or formatting issues, this sucker will be available to purchase in early 2011.
Pope John Paul II, in his Letter to Artists, quotes the following verse from a Polish poet, Cyprian Norwid: “Beauty is to enthuse us for work, and work is to raise us up”. And later he adds: “In so far as it seeks the beautiful, fruit of an imagination which rises above the everyday, art is by its nature a kind of appeal to the mystery. Even when they explore the darkest depths of the soul or the most unsettling aspects of evil, the artist gives voice in a way to the universal desire for redemption”