“Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?” -Margot Fonteyn
I could give many reasons for my blog absence, but does anyone truly like to read a laundry list of reasons why something doesn’t happen? The brief synopsis is this: For several reasons, I lost the desire to write in this space.
Blogging, for me, is a siren song. I’m allured by the inexorable pull to share something of myself and find connection with others. But I’ll confess that on some level it freaks me out to write an online journal–Anyone on the Internet can see it!–and at times I get skittish. But ultimately I like the community of good souls I have met through this space too much to stop. So those sirens are pulling me in again. (Hopefully not to ultimately shipwreck on a rocky coastline, though. :) )
There are so many contours of life that I find myself weaving in and out of these days. Comfortable, uncomfortable, exciting, boring, necessary and unnecessary. When I turned forty this year, my only promise to myself was to try to be more present in what I do, whatever that is. I want to catch every moment and dang, that can get pretty exhausting but it can be pretty beautiful, too. So I’m back to blogging to catch those beauties and remember them.
My friend Brandi helped me with a redesign of salt+pine! She did a wonderful job and I absolutely love its beautiful simplicity. If you are considering any change to your site, she is your woman!
(photo taken by my husband on a hike at Lena Lake in the Olympics)