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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Perhaps it's just existential...

I have had a long hiatus -- 4 months since I last posted. I have been trying to figure out why it happened and there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer. Writing is very cathartic for me, but lately I have felt that deep down I have nothing important to add to whatever conversation I am having. So much is going on in the world that distresses me, so much that is numbing to my brain. But what I find most distasteful and difficult is how much anger there is everywhere I turn. In my personal life all is calm -- only the minor issues of everyday life. So now after many weeks of giving blogging an undeserved rest, I am going to try again.

The intervening months have not been entirely unproductive or without incident. Christmas was full of contradictions, we spent the month of February in a caravan in the Algarve (Portugal) and March has been spent waiting for Spring to come so that I might start to warm up!

Tomorrow is the first of April. A good day to continue?


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  1. April is definitely a great time to restart the blog - the sap is rising and the world seems like a friendlier place (despite everything).

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    1. Ah, that's what I can feel -- the sap!!

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  2. Good to have you back. I shall look forward to catching up.

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    1. Thank you Gaynor, I am looking forward to catching up with you as well.

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  3. Only yesterday I was wondering where you'd got to and here you are! :) Lovely to see your post pop up in my reader and I look forward to the catch-up.

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    1. Thanks Perpetua. I have been more or less reading posts over the period and have seen you have had quite a time yourself!

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  4. Such an apropos topic. Only love can overcome hate. I will leave this world with that view. It is simple, not sophomoric. I've done it and seen it. I was there, putting on a art show at the DC Expo Center at the height of the Beltway sniper attacks. I went against the advice of my friends. I had to be part of the reality, not the fear. And even more important to me was the line of people around the building waiting for the show to open. They were even more out there than I was. The hate won't end tomorrow, it must wither and die for want of attention, but it will happen.
    Welcome back, I like to read your thoughts and opinions.

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    1. Yes, one must just 'get on with it'. It's not always easy, but most important. And the longer getting on with it is put off, the more difficult it becomes.

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  5. Here in the Yorkshire Dales today has been Spring - warm sun, no wind and a pleasure to be alive.
    Nice to see you back.

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    1. Thanks Weave. It's nice to see you here! Hope all is going well with you and that the Farmer continues on the mend.

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  6. "...I have felt that deep down I have nothing important to add..."
    I haven't let it stop me.
    There are some who might wish it had.

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    1. Never. I am just as opinionated as ever, I am finding out -- probably to the horror of those around me!

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  7. Any day is a good day to post. Let us decide if you have something important to say or not, and I second what Uncle Skip says.

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    1. What is difficult for me is when the words don't come!

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  8. Yes, a good day to continue. Will you be posting pictures from your Portuguese adventure?

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    1. Yes, I have already started posting some pictures of Portugal.

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  9. I put a photo up on my blog which seems to get me writing a blog again if I haven't written for a while. Nice to see you back though.

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    1. Thanks for that Vera. You are right "A picture is good for a thousand words -- more or less."

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  10. Good to see you back! I do worry a bit when bloggers go missing for a while.
    I know what you mean about the dpressing state of the world. I decided some time ago that I couldn't save the world all by myself and try not to worry about things I cannot do anything about. There's an awful lot of good in the world too, it's just that you don't hear about it.

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    1. It's so good to hear from you, Jean. When I was young, I so much wanted to save the world -- even believed that I could. Truth is it's everyone together that can save the world and maybe that is why it is still here ...

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  11. Good to see you back! I too am distressed by world events and am very anxious about this year's election in my country. I'm hoping for the best, of course, because I have only one teeny little vote. :-)

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    1. This year's election is rather terrifying to contemplate. What is the saying ... you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time -- but not all of the people all of the time -- we live in hope!

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  12. Very much so. Look forward to your next posts. I find the world of blogs rather a pleasant antidote to the awful world news.

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    1. So do I Jenny. Thoroughly enjoyed your recent post about holy week in Spain!

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