Thursday, November 30, 2006
365 days. 576 posts. One enormous "thank you" for an experience that changed, and is still changing, me.
One year ago, I was double-dog-dared into setting up a blog. How could I refuse? Posted mostly from an archive of my highly unpublished poems, along with a desultory photo or two.
Because of your reflectivity, your attention and feedback, your support, I kept posting. I started drawing again. I began taking pictures deliberately, with the kind of attention I applied to drawing. I spent increasing time in the meditative practice of really looking at things.
Here are just a few of the things I've experienced:
Visual arts transcend language barriers; people in far-away places can smile and share their delight at creative efforts even in the absence of a common written or spoken language.
Brilliant poetry flickers all over the Internet, and those who write and share it, who pursue it with love and passion and a firm work ethic, inspire me every day.
There is work shared that may not move me -- but how moving that people are reaching out to share it.
People who I've never met, people whose "real" names are unknown to me, have been stalwart friends of my creative growth -- what stunning generosity of spirit that is!
So, thanks for coming by to see my blog.
I hope it fuels your own creative energy.