Friday, July 24, 2009

Out of Touch

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Normally, during periods when I don’t post I am at least reading and posting comments at the sites of other bloggers. Not so during my most recent moving-in week. I wasn’t even taking time to read my e-mail and that is highly unusual for me. Over the next couple of days, I have plans to take breaks and treat myself to some blog-browsing.

There is one positive thing about not keeping up with fellow bloggers. When I do begin my rounds, I am apt to find not one, but several posts at some of my favorite sites. Somehow, the motivation to linger longer at a particular stop makes the visit even more delicious. It is not just the delayed gratification. It is the difference between a brief chat with a friend (during which you are quickly exchanging recent updates) as opposed to settling in for a leisurely visit and savoring a rich collection of topics. Or, reading a good novel by rushing through a few paragraphs at a time compared to settling in for a few hours to totally lose yourself in the characters whose lives you are following.

When I have time to keep up with the latest, I lack the discipline to delay gratification. Instead, I eagerly rush to check for daily tidbits and miss the quiet moments of quality time spent with the thoughts of a friend. Perhaps my brief absences aren’t such a bad idea, after all.


  1. Uh, oh! Better hang on. I've been in one of my philosophical moods! :-) Welcome back.

    BTW, we moved about 5 years ago and still have some boxes to unpack. ;-) Fortunately, I'm not a pack rat, so when The Wife is not looking, I throw things away! Hey! If you've not unpacked it in 5 years, then obviously, you don't need it. I do, however, see what's inside first. Don't want to be throwing away nostalgic stuff, but I'm pretty ruthless in the throwaway department.

    I am insanely envious of your get up and go with the framing and the showing. I feel quite embarrassed as I've done none of that. To look at my apartment, you'd not have a clue that a photographer lives within. :-(

  2. Paul - Thanks for the heads up. I had better pour a cup of coffee before I pull up my chair and settle in at Paul's blog. I'm looking forward to it.

    Unfortunately, both my husband and I are pack rats. Beside that, at our age one has collected a great deal of nostalgia. There are lots of boxes. And, I would flip out if my hubby threw away a box without running it by me.

    I would encourage you to hang some pieces, or at least prop some matted prints on tops of furniture. You have an impressive collection of stunning images and I know they would enrich your environment. It takes time to make the prints and matte or frame, but I am a committed advocate.

  3. Well, it's just one of those introspective weeks, that's all. I'm glad that you are back posting and talking about your interesting horses. I still need to meet those guys. I'll bring carrots!

  4. Anita, a beautiful photo--the purple tinges gives life to the yellow in the flowers.

  5. Paul - There does seem to be some of that going around. Both horses love carrots, so you will be a big hit.

  6. Earl - Don't you love it when you open a file and find goodies like that that come a surprise gift? I am delighted that the photo pleases you.

  7. I just have to stay out of touch once in a while, and as I experienced it after my little while last week, people had anniversaries and all sorts of big things happened. In the same way, it's like being away from work for a while, coming back and seeing everything is as usuall. Good to see you're back! :)

  8. Ove - Thanks. Glad to have you back, too, and I hope everyone sees the beautiful photos you took while you were away.


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