a winter forest of things
It’s been a quiet six months here on SC2S, but busy and interesting in life. Perhaps I’m a slow blogger at heart, ruminating on what happens next in the garden and for us. Through all of it, there is the swirl of creative people and what they do out in the world to inspire and delight.
Animal Logic by Richard Barnes
My mind’s been chewing on writing themes and writing issues, both for fun and profit, and I read something by Marion Roach that grounded me right back down:
My father, a fine sportswriter, used to say that you should try to write everything like a letter home, a suggestion that’s both graceful and correct. In a letter home you rarely tell those people who raised you how very great you are, or right you are, or unique. You tend to write about the ideas you are trying on, or the things you’ve tried and failed; how scared you are, or how lonely. You are the small dog when you write a letter home, telling how you’ve changed or what you’ve witnessed, and while you might wish they were here, they’re not, so get your facts right and put the bold, brash bragging aside, because these guys knew you when, and they can still kick your emotional ass if you get out of line.
and happy that if we move in 2011 to where diggable dirt is rare, we can still go farm in a truck.
Happy New Year everyone. What are you ruminating about?