Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Honestly, my brain is a roiling mess of thoughts and impressions and even the occasional formulated idea, at the moment, and I've got so many jottings toward so many unfinished posts that I despair of ever getting organised to write a single decent one. Sometimes, with so much else going on and with so many questions about the value of writing and posting here, I wonder if I could simply abandon ship. I know, though, that as soon as I ever decide to do that, there'll be something I want to tell you, and I'll have the lifeboat turned 'round and be yelling up the side of a tall cruise ship, begging for a lift back up. . . . (check out Kristin's last two posts on her wonderfully written K-Line, and note that the penultimate was supposed to be the ultimate. So glad it's not!)
Today's solution? Shift to a different medium. Instead of being stuck at the laptop keyboard, I changed it up and wrote in my journal with a pen. Fragmentary is okay in a journal as it wouldn't be in a blogpost, and Fragmentary 'R' Us these days. Plus the move from verbal to visual helps me feel fresh, engaged, as well. Even the accidental splash, which I tried unsuccessfully to mop up/erase, reflects as much about my life right now as would a well-crafted paragraph I'm not completely committed to.
And since I scribbled this down, photo'd it, organised a post around it, I've also executed one item on the list (made the physio appointments). Feels good, and now I'm off to a Flower Shop (endorphins guaranteed) with a stop at a hair salon along the way. Cross your fingers for me that they can find time to trim my greying locks sometime before Christmas -- I had to cancel my trip back to my longtime stylist because of snow, so I'm three months since my last visit now, longer than I've gone between cuts in, oh, at least 20 years!
So. . . thoughts? feedback? wave hello?