I will admit that reading the headline was motive for reflection...
The feeling is somewhat surreal at the moment - although, there have been "various moments" like that, of utter surprise, disbelief and, of secretly fearing there has been an awful mistake and the invitation email was meant for someone else...!
Perhaps, this is due to the local energy or life "contretemps" that have so often rained upon me.
One thing I know for sure, that without my work, life would hardly be bearable.
"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation." Graham Green