Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dry Well

Sometimes I feel like the well has gone dry--I just don't have much to say, so today I'll write about that.  I must begin to keep a pad in my pocket or purse to note the ideas that flit through my mind but don't stay long enough to get discussed and explored.  Maybe it's old age again--my mind doesn't retain things long enough--no, I don't think so.  I think I allow distractions to move in.

My new distraction is Pinterest.  It is really clever for people who are interested in crafts, decorating, fashion, hair, nails, make-up, etc., but I am into the things you have to write about rather than the things you look at.  I have had fun assembling some kite pictures, dogs, bread, Christian writers, Carnival--click over here to see what I did, but I wanted to give all the details and make comments.  This is the place for me.

I don't know what to call myself; less visual comes to mind.  I'm not good with fashion and trends.  They look great on others, but I have neither the vision nor desire to pursue them.  Ideas and meaning and consequences are the trails I like to follow.  It all goes back to my mother and my father.  They liked to read.  Somewhere along the way, I caught the bug too.  Writing something that communicates with other people is fabulous.  Not that everybody agrees--no, it's a conversation, an argument, an exploration--remember, it's communication.  The pictures and images are too, but they are not my medium.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

I'm with you, Gayle. I appreciate visuals in others, but especially with writing, I feel that you should be able to blog/write without pictures and have it be interesting. Good writing doesn't need visuals--it IS visual.