I don't know if its the daylight savings time adjustment or if its the pace of the season (Halloween! Election! Thanksgiving!) but it has felt a little accelerated around here and I have had to take a pause, slow down, think about time and activity what this space is for and how to incorporate it into a good rhythm for our family.
I have been sitting on and writing the same 4 posts for the last 3 weeks. I can't let go of them and thus, nothing new here save photos (which I hope you are enjoying!) I keep telling myself, cut, paste and publish already! but cannot because they are BIG IDEAS. I am a bit of a ruminator, redigesting my writing, finding other ideas to add and recombining. Sometimes it is quickly created. Right now in this season with all the other energies going on its slow going, and maybe leading a different path from what I originally plotted when I started.
I read on a blog about how the writer can jam out posts in 20 minutes and that is their daily allotment for writing. I read in a newsletter about how if you can't just get it out there in a half an hour then (this is verbatim)" maybe you were not meant to be a writer, and its time to find another muse." I found that one a little harsh, and wonder why the pace of thought and the work of writing has to follow the pace of click on the web.
I am bothered by this. This writing for the sake of posting. The lack of - honestly - aspiration in tutorials made specifically for the blog audience. The blog scheduling and the constant repost repin repost repin I see in my Google Reader feed. There is a beautiful energy in the ability to share to the infinity on the internet. but right now I want a little more. Earth that has been turned, dug into, aired for the first time in ages. Turned back into the earth and thought about more, and planted.
Originally I was going to post 3x a week but now I am putting away the blog calendar. I am going to follow the making and the writing and photography and let that lead me in their rhythm and tempo for posting here.
What has been inspiring lately....
*Betsy's recent post Forging Your Own Path in the Forest - I have reread this x1000
* About Wendell Barry by Rhea, one of my heroes too, and a mention of "stickers and boomers" that I need to look into more
*Everything about Living Crafts Magazine.
*The Pt Reyes Blue Cheese, Pear and Honey Scone from Fat Angel Bakery in Fairfax. I could eat it for breakfast everyday, slathered in butter.