I confess I feel some measure of unsettling surprise that I’ve I’ve been so neglectful of my blog for such an extended period. When something lies fallow for an extended period, I think it’s always worth considering whether it’s something I need to consciously release and whether I’m ready to do that, or if it still holds a pull for me and I need to surrender. With regard to blogging, I find the latter is true. I love this little platform; this opportunity to share little bits of my thoughts and life. Whether they’re seen and/or read widely or not, it doesn’t make any difference to me. It’s the offering to allow myself to be seen, and to share space with others in the blogging community whether as writers or readers that delights me.
It rather delights me as well that blogging is leaning into becoming a lost art. Those of us hanging on are an interesting species and the conservationist in me wants to see our endangered status doesn’t become an extinct one. It kind of makes me smile when someone asks me “what’s the point?” when there are other methods of online social connection. It reminds me of my husband’s classical education where he was taught Latin and Greek and read the classic texts by ancient authors and philosophers. I love that we can be both “old school” and participate in evolving technologies as well. The best of all worlds isn’t it?
And so I offer myself the same compassion and non-judgment I’d hold for anyone else who has let a practice lapse, and remember how all of life is an ebb and flow. My blogging may have been in an ebb, but it feels like it’s about to flow again. And who am I to argue with that?
One of the invitations I’ve extended to myself this year is to deepen my devotion to practices that nourish, nurture, and delight me. That in itself feels like a very Venusian practice. And since today is Friday and as such is under the auspices of Venus – that bringer and delighter in beauty and love -I thought I’d pick up my old practice of sharing a few links of things that have amused, delighted, and/or captured my attention of late. It’s always good to share the wealth and spread the love, isn’t it?
- Arkadia Zoomquilt – I find this utterly mesmerizing and stress-reducing.
- Love the Bees, Love the BeeChicas
- New Whale discovered
- I’m fascinated by time, and I love this article called Arrows of Time.
So there you have it – a little grabbag of things to explore and savor if you’re so inclined. Now tell me about you. What are you delighting in? Devoted to? Do tell – you know I’d to hear.