Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Something... Emerges.....

I am somewhat disconcerted by the frequent lapses into silence which this blog keeps taking. My intention at the first of the year was to be more faithful in updating it - not, mind, because I am under some misapprehension that my readers await with bated breath for the words of wisdom which pour from my fingers, but because I meant to be more disciplined about my writing this year. Obviously. despite good intentions, I am failing miserably. I have let St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day go past without comment. The 25th of March sneaked past without me remarking it was the day tin which Frodo threw the Ring into Mount Doom, and Sauron was defeated. I have failed to mention the wee green things growing outside my door, more than a month before their time, nor have I waxed gleeful about the late snow storm that almost resigned me to the end of a severely disappointing winter.

I could make excuses. Indeed, for a change, I have quite decent reasons not to be writing.... but I'm not going to use them. I am simply going to say that several long-standing issues that have been weighing on me are finally sorting themselves out - thanks be to God and all His little helpers - and I am far healthier and happier than I have in quite some time. The result is that I am feeling remarkably vigourous; various hobbies that I have neglected have become intensely fascinating; I am exceedingly interested things these days. Unfortunately, blogs - the reading of them, the commenting upon them, and the tending to them - are not amongst the things that are absorbing my attention.

However, though I have not written a word here in darn near a month, I have been considering ye old blog with a discerning sort of an eye. Way back in the day, when I first started here, I had actual plans for the thing. I wanted, for example, to write regular book reviews. I wanted to force myself to write some of those essays, short stories and poems that tend to rattle around the back of my mind until they get old and stale, and no one is interested in them any more.  Therefore, my new resolution - in addition to posting with something approaching regularity - is go back to the original intention for this blog, and to write things for it, not merely pass the time with it.

There, now that I have that out there for all the world to see, I feel better. It remains to be seen whether I am faithful to this resolution or not. My past history with bloggy-resolutions does not bode well for it, but we shall see. At the very least,  I shall look for funny piping pictures to post, so that things don't get too quiet around here.


Amy said...

Awesome! I'd love to read your poems and writings around here. You are very good at it, you know. You and Kit are the best authors in the family...
And actually yes, I do look forward to your posts! Good luck.

Bella Rose said...

I would love you to post some poems and stories! You are an amazing writer I want to read more of your stuff. You should post Nella Rosa.

I was surprised you let the victory of Frodo go unnoticed. It seemed like the kind of thing you'd remark on. But Jack was here so.... Oh well.

Jack said...

I always wait with bated breath for your next post, so you have one eager reader at least. Your blog is one of my favourites out of all the ones I follow.

Posting poems and reviews sounds like a wonderful idea. I'd love to read them.

To reply to your comment, I have the same feelings when it comes to needing congratulations when I've made it through something social without stabbing someone. I'm usually tempted to stab people with straws at work. No one knows how hard it is not to. You and I, I think we need a Hardison. It would be so much nicer to have someone cheering us on for accomplishing these feats.

Katrina DeLallo said...

A Hardison that would whisper, "My Precioussssss! I mean you... You are my preciousssss."

I kept forgetting to read the poem you said you posted on your blog, so I figured I'd catch up on everything at the same time. :-)