This is a test, an opportunity to reacquaint myself with the process of writing blog entries and posting them. I am in need of some remedial attention in this area. Challenging technical circumstances and an unfortunate (but educational) capitulation to the distortions of participating in a situation that was oppressive and disempowering disconnected me from the practice of writing anything at all, much less blog entries.
Now, significantly liberated, I’m ready to return to the process of teasing threads of thought and emotion from the dense fabric of human experience, checking them for viability and cohesiveness, and then translating them into words. I’m rusty, but inspired.’
One thing I’ve learned from the time away is that I had, unwittingly, internalized some odd impulses about immediacy and the pressure to have the speed of my writing process mirror the point-and-click simplicity of posting words to the internet. This may work for some and I admire those who can make something beautiful out of Twitter (modern day Haiku?). That is not my forte, however, and so, I feel my way forward, adding oil as needed, pausing to consider and reflect. Promising not to psych myself out.
I’m going to decide that this test has been a success and I look forward to more substantial contributions soon.
Currently, I’m having physical therapy to treat the soft tissue aspects of a long-term, accumulative injury, the main damage of which was addressed in a pair of surgeries last November. Because the first injury occurred more than forty years ago, it’s not hard to understand why the soft tissue is cautious about relinquishing its role as protector. Continue reading
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Tagged Art, Authenticity, Body, Human Animal, Intention, Love, MeMeMe, Nature, POV, Power, Rhythm
Special dedication to my beloved A2. I love you with my whole heart. Read on…>
I love luna moths (Actias luna). It’s a fact: I really do. As a child, the first luna moth I encountered usurped the Most Favored Insect crown worn previously by (can you guess?)
It’s hard to believe it’s been a scant week since the last night I needed a fire in the wood stove. Today the air is soupy and the temperature is predicted to top 90! The happy surprise is that though we’ve had lots of rain and humidity, somehow we have not quite attained the dreaded status where everything feels damp to the touch. I think this is partly because it still gets reasonably cool at night and partly because this topography is not built to hold moisture. That means, in my theory, that the humidity each day is “new” and the air is not stripped of its freshness. Click to continue reading