Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thinking aloud

The trickiest part of taking a break from writing is finding the right words to break the silence. What if you've lost the ability? What if you trip over your own self-consciousness? Perhaps, these words would never have been written if I wasn't battling 'copywriter's block', and needed to empty out. In a way, cut a vein, and let it all bleed out.

Intense, huh? But that's a pretty accurate word to describe life lately. Intense. Kilimanjaro was ticked off the list three months ago, but there are some bits of that experience that don't fit comfortably. And then there was the onerous exercise of moving house followed by the even more formidable task of setting up house. Again, intense. Some other changes too - people moving away, new priorities, new challenges. Too much 'new'.

One of these days, we'll find that elusive balance. One of these days, we'll stop living inside our head. One of these days...

14 comments:

bluespriite said...

It's a trick we try to master all our lives.. not living in but not completely abandoning living within our heads.
Btw.. liked the piece that appeared in a magazine about ur trip.

Cherie! said...

...actually it's an abecederian (or so I found)

Leela A said...

Bluespriite: Thank you for saying it so eloquently. And appreciate your comment about the article.

Cherie: Missed your comment-undrums :-)

e said...

If you "cut a vein, and let it all bleed out, you'd prolly have a copywriter's 'clog'....not a 'blog'


And intensity is all about focus, about truth. Why would one turn away from that and seek a 'balance'?

Anonymous said...

It's good you're back, the truth is even in 'only the mind' if you don't mobilise you fosilise!

Great article in Marie Claire ! Congrats !

marline

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Rhyncus said...

Very true, those first 3 sentences. Very true.

colours said...

... and you disappeared again? Looking forward you to you restarting.

Jose said...

How very true

Moonie said...

com'on high time you came out of your head - again!

WeirdISgooD2 said...

hey ..i miss your writing...come back soon !

Saltwater Blues said...

how are you Lee ... such a long time. tight hug!

anand said...

too long a break. please come back. cheers.

e said...

I've missed you. Blog!!( Haven't I read that somewhere lately? Hmm...)