I took a little sabbatical last week, and one thing that came up is that I miss my blog. Not the blogs I write for other sites, about whatever their message is, but my own, inward/outward blogs about walking through my life and my work and my garden. It is said that blogs are dying, that no one reads them anymore, but I do. So do you or you wouldn’t be here.
I have let myself become distracted by a thousand other tasks, distracted away from a form I genuinely enjoy and feels wise to me. In fact, the quest for wisdom, the desire to understand what wisdom is, what it means to be wise, to be an elder, a wise woman, has been dogging me lately. Natural, perhaps when a grandchild arrives and you see the future, a future that will not always contain you in this particular form.
The fast, short updates of Facebook and Twitter have shifted attention away from blogs/columns, but while it can feel good to keep up to date with the day to day happenings of people via those methods, there can be no exploration of ideas in those forms, at least I don’t know how to do it.
What I do know is that this slightly longer form, a column or blog, is perfect for me to mull an idea, think about something, share them with you, my reader.
So I’m going to commit to blogging again here. I don’t know how often….maybe once a week sometimes, maybe every day. We’ll see. There is much afoot in my world. A baby and books and walking and trips abroad. I am interested in exploring the idea of wisdom and might come up with a year-long project to see what that looks like.
We’ll see. For now, I wanted to let you know I’m returning to this form.