Blogs are Like Notebooks
When artist Gail Nadeau cared for her mother (who was descending into dementia), Gail kept a notebook. She drew and painted and wrote. She molded something from the experience even as the experience itself shaped her.
She used the simple power of the notebook, to accept and process life's realities.
Like Gail, I keep notebooks. I have a general one, for the miscellaneous pieces of my life. I have one just for my experience in the outdoor Secret Place. I have a purple prayer notebook that could get more use.
And then I have blogs. Approximately three of them (I'll explain this number sometime soon, for those of you who might contend otherwise.)
Three blogs. Seedlings. Green Inventions Central, on stewardship and health. And now a new one, that I hope will get more use than the traditional notebook sitting on my counter... Love Notes to Yahweh, a blog on prayer and devotion.
When I broke the news to my spouse, about the new blog, he shook his head in mock woe. "You're addicted."
"No," I said. "Blogs are like notebooks."
It is true that blogs can be addictive. But blogs can also be notebooks. Places to accept and process life's realities, in community.
(Side note on this... I currently have the comments turned on at Love Notes to Yahweh, but I'm struggling with the question of whether this is the best choice— both because of the blog's content and time management issues. Creative recommendations, Anyone?)
The Notebook Series photo by Gail Nadeau. Used (again) by permission. Seedlings Invitation: If you write a post related to this post and Link It Back Here, let me know and I'll link to yours.