Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design? ~Paracelsus
Yes, Paracelsus, I couldn't agree more. How serendipitous, then, than the NaBloPoMo theme for June 2010 is NOW. Time is running out and I'm trying like a crazy person to keep up with it. You know the kind of thing - too many pots on the boil and you can't see through the steam?
Although I'm reading, painting and photographing like fury, I haven't been writing. Nothing, nada, zilch. My blog has taken a back seat as well - and I miss that wonderful bloggy camaraderie very much indeed. Those connections and exchanges are precious grist for the writing mill. Yeah, I have tip-toed very quietly into all the blogs I love whenever I can, but I seldom leave a comment nowadays. I think that's because I've felt absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer quality of what is written, painted, photographed out there in the blogsphere and that any remark I make while in the grip of this weird brain fug would would be superfluous and trite. So I just chickened out. It is time now to change all that. June 2010 will become my 'writing month' in every possible way. Blogging, works-in-progress, exchanges with friends, poetry maybe....
It's a bit like getting back onto a surfboard again - so for the moment brevity is key until I get my balance right. I will attempt to excite your judgement briefly rather than to inform it tediously. (Thanks, Francis Bacon...I think.)
Needless to say I'm already 5 days late with this task but it's an auspicious day to begin again. Happy Birthday, Guy. We've come a long way, baby!
I met Guy under a Land Rover. It was his big hiking boots I saw first and when the rest of him emerged, I was struck by how brown and untamed he looked. I liked the red spotted bandana he wore round his neck and the sinewy muscle of his chest and arms. I liked his black unruly hair and those green eyes that looked so directly into mine. When he spoke, I laughed because he sounded so English and that wasn’t what I expected at all.