Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stumped

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Four weeks is a long time not to blog.

It's not that I've been off or away or had nothing to share.

I'm here...haven't been anywhere. I have quite a collection of summertime photos cached away. Some have been on my computer for weeks and weeks, unshared, growing stale, gathering virtual dust.

The truth is, I've been stumped...baffled, discountenanced, disquieted, stunned.

Like the unfortunate comrades of the playground duck, something came along that knocked me for a loop.

And I couldn't write about it. Still can't, exactly.

Let's just say that the buggy side of the dog expanded its borders for a while. The cool summer wind that holds bugs at bay died down and an uncomfortable stillness pressed in heavily against my heart. Then began the irritating buzz of a thousand doubts around my ears, each whining a plethora of reasons to fold it up, pack it in, silently succumb.

How could I write about that?

Thankfully, the wind reappeared before any succumbing came to pass. Huffing and puffing, it sent the bugs packing, back to the grass where they'll wait and hide.

Now, instead of seeing this...

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I'm beginning to see this.

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I've missed this place, this corner of cyberspace, where the Arctic and the Tropics can be next-door neighbors, where people who've never met can be inseparable friends.

Four weeks is a long time not to blog.

I think I can write about that.

7 comments:

fireweedroots said...

you back...

fireweedroots said...

* It was supposed to read:
"Nice to see you back..."
but my fingers danced off too fast

S N B said...

Well whatever the reason, it IS good to have you writing again. Your readers are a patient lot but you were missed.

Floridacracker said...

Hey! We in the tropics are glad you are back!

Kimberlee said...

Yay! It's great to hear the encouraging voices of my faraway friends! Thanks for checking in! It feels really good to be in touch again. :)

Amelia K. said...

Good to see you back! I missed reading your blogs. :)

Kimberlee said...

Hey, Amelia! I'm so glad to know that you are reading! I may feature your little chick in the near future, if it's okay with you. :)