phoenixes, in fact;
we all rise from the ashes
left by mid-night fires
I don’t know how I managed to start a new year, posting on the first day. Maybe it’s a fluke.
I thought many times about coming back to blogging on the regular this past year. I felt like I had some things to say, but lately it’s felt like everyone’s got something to say and there’s too much noise for my words to matter; it felt like everything worth saying became something that was grossly overused. In a year that felt too political, too dramatic, too over-the-top from one day to the next, it was hard to process much more than the day-to-day changes as we constantly adjusted to the milieu.
But you know what? I miss writing. I’ve been back in school for like two years now, and if there’s one thing I miss, it’s writing for fun. Don’t get me wrong — school is school! But when I write for school, I still try to make it fun. So sorry to say, I’m not going to be that guy — that “how about that COVID guy”, the “how about that terrible politician” guy.
Noise, noise, noise!
I’d rather talk about anything else.
So? . . . Maybe this is the year I rise again. Perhaps I will find that 20 minutes, here and there, for getting back in the habit. Perhaps we will all find ourselves coming back again, shaking off the dust, getting back in the groove and finding that for all the noise and inconvenience we have endured, life is still an adventure — one worth exploring.
Maybe I’ll kickstart it by finishing the handful of drafts I have in my draft folder.
Sink or swim — here’s looking forward to kicking 2021 in the pants.
It’s good to see you, Rob. I for one hope you write more here. I’ve started updating my site once a week, because at least people who subscribe actually see it (as opposed to social media.) I always enjoy what you have to say. Here’s to a kickers 2021.
Thanks, Andra. I have to admit, I lost my taste for social media some years ago — many people seem to want the smallest blurb one could possibly expel in order to extract the greatest number of assumptions possible about the person posting it, thereby circumventing all possibility of having an informed opinion. But with me, when it rains it pours and I feel like I’m about ready to start spilling my guts again.
I hope your year is your most successful one yet!
One of the BEST post titled ever! Well done. Best, Babsje