Friday, December 01, 2006


As far as the flat sale goes it is still a matter of waiting. And in my own head and heart there are unanswered questions, issues faced but unresolved. I'm also very busy with a demanding work assignment.

I've been gravitating to the water's edge in search of peace: the river, ornamental ponds, lakes. Not a conscious choice, something much more instinctual ....

... liquid silence.

And you, blog friends from all over the world that I haven't met. Whether you are a commenter or a silent visitor, I am grateful to you and I wonder about you, the man or woman behind the words. Particularly about your physical presence: how you enter a room, the expression in your eyes ...

These past weeks I've been contemplating blogging and what a profoundly obsessive, searching and emotional process it is for me at times. Thinking about how it intersects with my flesh-and-blood life.

No conclusions yet. If we were ever to meet we could talk about it over a cup of coffee.

And about so many other things.

Click photographs to enlarge.


Anonymous arevik said...

Happy that you're back again.

10:23 am  
Blogger Jean said...

Delighted to find you here again. And I so love this piece, light and lovely, but evocative of so much. Take care of yourself and keep gravitating to the places that soothe.

10:39 am  
Blogger Pauline said...

In a sense, we all wallk into the same room and though our eyes can't meet, our minds often do. I like the contact, the searching through nuance for kindred ideas. This is a delightful post.

12:25 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Glad to read your words again. Like water, everey thing in this universe flows. We flow together for most of the time.
I know you know that no matter where you are and what you are doing; that the energies that have been made availble to you will be with you always.
For we all have learned a little more just by the presence of another individual reading our words and either commenting on them or thinking about them. This is the bond we have formed.
Welcome back.

7:50 pm  
Blogger rdl said...

Water is always a good choice. Try not to worry about the flat, i am sure it will work out. My friend's house just sold and that was a real ordeal - there i go using that word again. Wish we could meet for that cup of coffee - maybe some day. :D

9:32 pm  
Blogger zhoen said...

I consider myself an online essayist, more than a blogger. Just a variation, no hierarchical difference.

I need to go sit by the river.

10:59 pm  
Blogger MB said...

Wonderful to see you back. Lovely post and photos. Edges along water sound like a great place to be focusing during uncertain times.

5:07 am  
Blogger leslee said...

Hey, I spot an empty bench we can sit on and have a nice chat! Wish you were closer by. Well, I guess we're all close by in the virtual world anyway. And that's something. Amazing, in fact. Before I started blogging I had no idea what worlds it would open up, including some wonderful real-world connections, too. That's the thing - you never know what's around the corner.

1:38 pm  
Blogger Endment said...

The water draws me in times of trouble and in times of joy... Whether calm and reflecting or bubbling and rushing on its way - it provides those moments of peace I so greatly need.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts

2:30 pm  
Blogger Jean said...

J'adore les trois dernières photos !
Que l'automne est beau !
Un nouveau chant du cygne chaque année !!!

5:48 pm  
Blogger Tarakuanyin said...

I'm glad you're back. Blogging has been such an amazing experience for me, connecting me with people who think so much more like me than those who surround me every day. I feel less alone, even if you and others who read your words and who read mine are thousands of miles away. I'm sure the flat will work out in time, but I send you a virtual hug in the meantime.

8:49 pm  
Blogger Lorna said...

I am new to blogging but am already amazed at the closeness that I feel to the people and the blogs that I have been reading. A real-world friend would not understand this connection, and for them I am sorry.

1:02 am  
Blogger starnitesky said...

Glad you are back, like you the house sale is a waiting game. I would love to meet over a coffee but meanwhile will enjoy your meaninful words.

6:17 pm  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Oh Mary, hoping someday we do meet!

2:26 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you, all. I wonder if we will meet. Who know what the future holds???

6:31 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Oh, so pleased your back!
This post has your deft light touch. 'liquid silence' I have to find some water!

As to Bloggers my head I am fearful that in the flesh we will be disappointed with each other. My heart tells me that I have found kindred spirits across the miles.

7:07 am  
Blogger Dale said...

I've met something like a dozen bloggers now. They've all been more wonderful in person even than I expected.

Someday, Mary.

6:18 am  
Blogger Sky said...

Mary, I am so much like you searching out the water. When I am in transition, pain, anxiety I especially move toward it - with little consciousness. My husband and I escape to the coast as often as we can, only satisfied to stay where we can "sleep with the ocean." We want to smell it, hear it, see it, feel it. The sea revives us, washes us clean of the coatings left from stress, bathes us in a living energy, a life force. We feel new again. I know this feeling so well.

Oh, I do hope we meet one day. How thrilling it will be to sit down with you, feel the intensity that I know lives inside you, and find the joy and laughter the shared moments hold for us.

12:04 pm  
Anonymous Apples said...

That's a beautiful picture...

Well Mary, you're always welcome to Singapore :)

1:50 am  

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