Monday, October 09, 2006

Neither Here nor There

Evening runner, south-west London.

Apologies for the disappearing posts around here of late.

On connected topics, Stray muses about personal boundaries in blogging amongst some beautiful cat photos. And Edie at Just Write teaches creative writing and is posting assignments on her blog for anyone interested in honing their skills. She recently put up a thought-provoking post on the nature and ownership of personal writing. Definitely worth a read, as are the comments.


The Move: the situation is fluid to say the least. Much uncertainty. The bad news is that there is very little I can do about any of it.

That's also the good news.


Blogger Stray said...

Thanks for the link to Edie, that's a great piece. And a fab resource!

It's a funny semi-anonymous thing, blogging. I chose to share my blog with select friends and family in the real world as well as people online, and I find the dischord can come from either side: things I would share online may not feel comfortable in the eyes of a real-world audience, and things I happily share with real friends and family feel too ... too what? Indulgent / needy / dramatic / simplified ? ... on my blog.

I think issues of health and happiness are the main traps. Is that because blogging reduces our presence to eyes, fingers, heart and mind ... and we don't feel our other organs are invited to join in?

10:13 am  
Blogger rdl said...

Moving is so stressful but it sounds like you have a handle on it; its just a waiting game til the right place comes along. Take it easy. I'll be thinking of you.

2:49 pm  
Blogger chuck said...

i'll check out those "thought pieces" on blogging (for now, 'when i have time')...i am wondering if the search for mystery is mystery by leaning, anyway--though i am not toying with ontological conundrums at this moment in my 'life saga'.

4:59 pm  
Blogger MB said...

Mary, moving and selling can be very stressful. It's probably just as well that you are getting to the point where there's no control, though I think I understand why that would be simultaneously incredibly hard! Good luck, and hang in there. It won't last forever.

6:56 pm  
Blogger Dale said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, you took the marsh piece down? One of those posts that struck so deep that I didn't comment at the time because I wanted to come back, read it again slowly, and let whatever was being born in response come in its own good time. Well. Impermanence.

Is that the country that Dorothy Sayers' Nine Tailors is set in? It sure sounds like it.

Mud flats. Up by Puget Sound I used to wander along the mud flats: I and the herons loved those lonely open places.

7:27 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Stray: Glad you like the link! I'm interested you have shared your blog with real world people ... I haven't (yet). To some extent it's my *jardin secret* and that's part of its appeal ... Health and happiness, yes. And family for me as well. Very loaded. And I agree totally - blogging is not a whole-body activity, that's why I find it stressful at times as well as wonderful.

Rdl: You are so encouraging. It really helps, particularly at the moment. Thank you ....

Chuck: Now you have got me thinking. And that's good. Thanks.

MB: Stressful yes. Downright weird as well ... it's a selling first for me and I'm glad I don't do it too often :-)

Dale: Oh, now I feel guilty! I was getting so frustrated with the marsh piece. Couldn't get it right. Hated the writing. Took it down. Plus, although it wasn't that revealing it was personal and it left me feeling a tad exposed. And all that prompted this post.

But I'm really glad you responded. I'll have to check out the Dorothy Sayers - haven't read it. Gratified to find another marsh person ... and I may rework the post.

8:43 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

I see you ARE hanging in there M.
What will be will...........etc etc.

11:08 pm  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Those final two paragraphs--very profound. Sending good thoughts to you, Mary.

I also enjoy Edie's blog. Thanks for the reminder that I'm overdue for a visit.

1:56 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Spirit works in ways that befuddles the logical mind. I was in search of ways to enhance my writings. I attended a local workshop, but after one session it closed. Then on your post the Just Write site pops up and hits my third eye. I went there and this is what I was in search of Thank you.

5:50 pm  
Blogger LJ said...

I love the last two sentences. Life in a nutshell.
Sorry to have been absent so long...
life, you know...whirling too fast.
PLEASE let us know the next part? The new place? How it feels to be there.
All of it!

11:37 pm  
Blogger MB said...

Yeah, I should've said: I liked those last two sentences very much also.

4:20 am  
Blogger Mary said...

HHB: Hanging in. You bet.

Patry: Thank you ....

Dave: More pleased than I can say to read your comment ... thanks for letting me know about this.

LJ: As soon as there is definite news I will post it... :-) Always good to see/read you. And I know about hectic!

MB: thanks

7:43 pm  

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