For the first few months of this Blog I posted all the time, sometimes several posts in a day. Alas life has changed somewhat and I am struggling to post once or twice a week.
I’m sure that things will swing back the other way at some point – but I wanted to let people know in case they thought I was ignoring them! I’m going to try for quality instead of quantity, and we’ll see how that works out!
This is what life is like sometimes, and it makes me rather sad – not just about blogging – but because it’s emblematic of how things can be.
There is a golden glade, filled with our laughing children, our partners, books, guitars, all our loves and joys. Sure, this glade requires work, to tend the gardens, maintain the home, feed the brood and all the rest – but such work is directly linked to our loves – its purpose is clear and so the motivation is high.
Then there is work, debt, bills, duties and taxes. At first a job is our way of tending our loves, to pay the bills and keep our roof. But slowly, inevitably, and more and more extremely in these times of recession it takes over. Wages enable us to keep our roof, but work keeps us apart from everything that matters in life, until we realise we haven’t picked up the guitar in a month, can’t remember our sons favourite colour, the bed has become only for sleeping in…
I have been lucky and have spent some time in the glade. Now I feel the pull, the stretch of separation as new work demands begin to hold us all apart again. I can’t help during times like these but to ask if this is really the kind of world I would invent if given the choice.
Then I ask just who would invent this kind of world?
I can’t imagine anyone wanting things this way – yet somehow having created the world as it is, we deny the possibility of now creating it better – of being wiser in how we build.
By way of not ending on too sad a note – meet my new gravatar… suggestions for his pet name are welcome 🙂