There have been some rumors going around about my strange and sudden disappearance from the blogoverse at large. Wild theories and stories have been bandied about the reason(s) for my abrupt departure. I need to quell the rumors and set the record straight. No, I have NOT been sunning myself on the beaches of the French Riviera with George Clooney. I know this has been written up as fact by some disreputable newspapers but this is not true.
Nor are the rumors true about me visiting The International Space Station, despite their desperate pleas, I don’t plan on making a visit anytime soon.
I have been vacationing however…an inevitable sort of vacation that seeps in when someone, such as myself, saturates themselves too thoroughly into something, even if this something is something they love….which for me is writing and thinking, neither of which I’ve been doing too much of lately.
It’s a mood and a plan of inaction; partially encouraged by little free time but mostly by a need to take it all in for a while and not think too much about it.
It’s good to get away from oneself at times, at least for me….or at least from my mind, which is usually running like mad with this and that. It is a natural part of my personality which most of the time I enjoy but it can lead to burnout which leads to a case of the nothings; this has rendered me temporality dull and dimwitted.
…and I’m temporarily enjoying it.
It could be the heat. My town of Portland has been sweltering in the summer sun, it is July after all. I have been enjoying some time outdoors when I’ve been able. My time has been limited for gardening and my garden has grown wild with my abandon. Nature is damn amazing. It never lets up. The grass keeps growing and the weeds keep popping up but my half-neglected tomato plants are thriving; one has the fun and fitting name of “Old German” and its the biggest tomato plant I’ve ever had. I picked up the old German when it was just a wee German at the farmers market a while back. It is an Amish favorite and I am looking forward to partaking in some tomaty goodness later in the summer. Everything in its own time….right!
and so…as the little voice in my head that tells what to write has been silent so have I…
I started this blog almost two years ago. During that time, this has jabbered on and on, a narrative that speaks to me in my own voice. It is smooth and articulate and it is a fast talker, nothing like me in real life. It has clamored on and on, never running out of things to say and then well, it became sort of preachy, edging on the bitchy and then just kinda petered out to dead silence.
…as strange as it sounds that is what’s going on, but hey, I’m getting a lot of reading done; tackling such
fascinating subjects as
the brain, innovation and anthropology but also books with names like Quantum Physics for Poets and Mycelium Running and so
my head hasn’t been
completely empty….I guess I’ve been taking some time to take it all in for a while….
..but the writing urge is creeping in again……I’m BAAACK….
I have been doing some tinkering with this site; a new theme and organization. Please feel free to take a look, I would love your feedback. I thought it’s time for a change…change is good.
I have missed visiting you and reading your posts, I get a lot out of it! I am looking forward to catching up which I will be doing for the next while.
I try in each of my posts to have some sort of point; a reason for all the fuss….but perhaps no reason is enough of a reason and a pretty good one at that.
“You ask me why I spend my life writing?
Do I find entertainment? Is it worthwhile?
Above all does it pay?
If not, then, is there a reason?
I write only because there is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
Tips for Growing Delicious Tomatoes (gardening.answers.com)
The World’s Healthiest Foods: shiitake Mushrooms (whfoods.com)
The link between Quantum Physics and Game Theory (www.sciencedaily.com)
International Space Station (nasa.gov)