24 July 2012

revelation

every morning, within a few minutes of waking, i think about this blog, and how i've neglected it this summer. truly, i've been really busy with work issues and personal matters, my mind has been scattered for weeks, and i just haven't found much inspiration. but, for a brief time at the start and end of the day, i've felt so badly about not posting. guilty even.

so this morning, as i'm stumbling around making coffee and mental to-do lists, i'm thinking maybe it's time to just quit blogging and move on to instagram or pinterest or some other social site. or abandon my web presence, such as it is, altogether. and i happen to glance out the window and i see this: in the still morning air of my backyard, six turkey babies, inches from my door, casually pecking their way through the rain-soaked grass, making soft clucking sounds to each other as they hunt for their meal. on the hill above, the mother, standing watch over her poults as they feed. i stop. i stay still. i lean into the doorjam and i watch for a long, long time. and as i stand there, coffee pot still in hand, it dawns on me: i've just been too damn busy this summer to even take the time to notice. and that is shameful and sad.

 

14 comments:

Cathy said...

I have also been a negligent blogger this summer for all sorts of reasons and share your guilt but please don't give up your blog. I enjoy your photos and commentary. Intermittent posts are better than none.

Tabor said...

Well,of course I am going to tell you to continue your blog, but that has not worked with several of my friends who have left me wondering how their lives are going. The other social networks do not allow any depth of thought or response...but maybe that is where your busy life will take you. Do let us know!!

middle child said...

I love nature's surprises! Makes you feel small and connected in a big and sometimes scary world.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your blog for some time now. I do understand how busy and distracted that one can get, but, like yourself, I think connecting with nature is one of the best ways to remind us to slow down and give us perspective. Though I have enjoyed your postings, I think you shouldn't feel obliged to keep us entertained unless it is serving a purpose to yourself as well. Blessings!

Paula's Postings said...

I too have been an absent blogger life sometimes just gets hectic. A lot of people would miss your blog if you gave it up.

Cherie Blessing said...

If you have a post, it is the first thing I read when I turn on my computer. Your unique perspective is refreshing and thought provoking. You inspire a sense of peace. I know I don't mind waiting for your moments of serendipity. You're always worth the wait, my friend.

R. J. said...

I can really relate to your angst. I often wonder the same thoughts. This morning I caught a glimpse of a red fox strolling past my window so I stopped everything to watch him mark his daily route. I wished I could grab the camera quickly enough to share pictures of that beautiful creature for my blog. A fox on a mission waits for no one and it is rare that he is still long enough for a photo.

Star said...

Don't abandon us, please! I know you'll post when you can. We all do. Have a good rest of the summer, Star

"effervescencia" said...

If you abandon this blog, there'll be no reason to ever notice any of these beautifu things! Which is sad, but it is true. Everyone is SO busy.
But don't let this space go, it is so pretty and beautiful :)
As someone else has already poited out, 'You're always worth the wait'...

Jan said...

As Tabor has noted, "The other social networks do not allow any depth of thought or response." Please continue your blog at whatever pace suits you.

Graciegreen said...

Dear Chris,I have just been thinking about the same thing...so I posted twice today. I always check on you when I post. Please try to keep blogging. Your words bring a little serenity to my crazy old porch.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so inspiring. Your pure and honest voice is rare. And as others have shared, grounding to all of us who read your blog.

Art and creativity has its rhythms, times, its time to wax and wane. I found myself needing time for other pursuits and cut back on my blog. Rather than 6 or 7 times per month, I now post just twice, on the same dates each month.

It is a tough question your grappling with. You'll know the answer. Blessing to you and a resounding Thank You! ~ Andigirl

chris said...

bless you for these kind comments. i really do like having this space to post to when i see something that's worthy of sharing. it's wonderful to know there are folks like you who will hang with me even when i'm not very consistent. i so appreciate your understanding and your support. thank you so much. ~chris

Mimsie said...

I love your blog, even though I rarely comment. Beautiful photos and simple, honest, profound insights. Don't give up the blog, please!