The Other I

August 9, 2013

Filed under: Just Stuff,Survival Strategies — theotheri @ 8:25 pm

Perhaps it’s the heat, perhaps it’s age.  Perhaps it’s a need for a period of quiet contemplation.   Whatever the reason, I feel a need to stop worrying about the world for a while, to trust that existence has its own intrinsic direction of which I am a part but for which I am not wholly responsible.

I increasingly find myself reluctant to blog right now.  I’ve wondered if I should give it up altogether, but every time I consider it, a sense of loss overwhelms me.   Writing is how I think and how I communicate, and blogging has become a way of staying in contact with the human community so essential to a fulfilled life.

But I need  to stop talking out loud so often right now.

  I might even learn something if I listen a little more.


  1. Rated very poor because it is a plea for you to continue your blogging activities. They are thought provoking beacons in a sea of internet dross.


    Comment by lairdglencairn — August 10, 2013 @ 7:32 am | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it, although, believe it or not, in this case it was not a plea for any kind of feedback, positive or negative. It really was a thinking-out-loud exploration of why at the moment my posts feel too much like self-obsessed angst to me. I’m sure it won’t continue. I might hope it’s a glimmer of wisdom in my old age, but I doubt I shall change quite that much.

      I do notice, though, that blogs that I find worth following – like yours – often have long periods of silence.


      Comment by theotheri — August 10, 2013 @ 10:35 am | Reply

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