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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Holding Pattern


I'm a little burned out with blogging at the moment, feeling as if I'm just repeating myself and not really liking to hear myself whine. So unless I feel compelled to write a post, for the rest of this month I think I might just post photos and maybe sometimes a quote that's speaking to me. The only quote speaking to me today is from Danielle LaPorte, who wrote "Love your sadness. It won't last." That sentence has been playing in my head ever since I read it a couple weeks ago, which is one clue that behind my fairly functional public demeanor, I am sad about something. Maybe my elders. My brother and I are going to St. Lucia next month to clear all personal effects out my mother's house by the beach and get it ready to be rented. In the background of my life, I'm struggling to come to terms with this. The photo is of pedi-cabs on Sixth Avenue yesterday.


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  1. I, too, am a bit burned out by blogging. I am happy to come here, though, and check out your beautiful photos. One can never look enough at your art --

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    1. Dear Elizabeth, how generous you are to call it art! :)

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  2. Me, too, what Elizabeth said. I love seeing the world through your eyes. And it seems lately that I am on a rollercoaster of emotions that leave me feeling off kilter and blog impaired. I'll come here and read whatever you post, though, whenever you post it.
    xo

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    1. Thanks, dear Mel. I know about that rollercoaster. It's almost easier having our kids away at college than having them home but not home. xo

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  3. Here! Here! Always beauty for the eyes and heart here no matter what you post.
    I think the blogging business is just like that, I feel it too and just try to go with the flow or lack thereof.
    I love that quote! It seems absolutely apt for this (and all) time of life. This sort of in between time we are in. Aging parents, grown children, our second adolescence.
    love,
    yo

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  4. Sadness is real and you have every right to be sad. And sometimes it doesn't go away after a couple of weeks and I don't think anyone should have to apologise for that.
    I feel like I whine loads on my blog...but in the end we've all got to write what we want - we're not being paid for it. (!) I think time traveling with your brother will be like a breath of fresh air, even though you're getting together for a very sad reason....

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  5. Just remember, there's a whole family out here wanting to support you.
    Love, Jan

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  6. I think everyone has said it all. You have every right to be sad. So many changes on both ends of things. And within, too.
    And Elizabeth is right. Your photos are art.
    Be as sad as you need to be. We're right here.

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  7. I have been feeling blah about blogging right now too. I always like looking at your photos.

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  8. I'll stick around, look at pictures and read quotes until you're ready for more. And I know what renting your mother's house means. I really do. So take care of your needs.

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  9. Everyone needs a breather now and then, and your life is so full of change! I'm happy to see the world through your eyes via your photos. :)

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  10. Yes, Angella, so much changing and transitioning in your life. Expressing sorrow isn't whining, though. Do what feels right but I think women tend to feel we need to apologize for writing our truths, and that is exactly why we need to keep writing (or saying, or photographing) them.

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  11. I understand this sadness as I said to my husband the other day, "I am having a "blue" day today." Sometimes I feel as if it is only fair to warn him and sometimes, I need to just say it out loud in order to really acknowledge that it's okay to have those days. I also understand the "blog funk" as I have been there for awhile. It is not that I do not want to keep in touch with the dear friends that I have been so blessed to make through blogging. As a matter of fact, that is one of the main reasons that I continue to check in even when I feel as if I have nothing new to report, per say. I never, ever feel as if you are just complaining and I adore reading what your thoughts are for that day while enjoying your lovely photos! But, I do understand and I will always be here when you return from any blogging breaks that you might need to take. As for your mom's place, that is a very tough one. Such a difficult transformation and a very hard thing to come to terms with. All I can do is send you a big hug...

    Much love always to my faraway friend:)

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