Today has been a lazy, rainy, indoor Sunday and the first day for a blog entry in several weeks. You’d think with so many photos in reserve, I might muster an image or two, at the very least. But no. Procrastination has prevailed.
Like many, I’ve found it hard to process the harrowing events of the past few weeks, especially with the relentless barrage of news coverage that followed. As for blogging, every topic seemed inconsequential when people throughout the nation were experiencing such trauma and upheaval.
Also, this past week I learned there was some kind of concentrated, widespread effort by super-hackers to infect blogging software. While this was nothing compared to the level of threat in Boston, it still added to my feeling of vulnerability and concern. I kept thinking of that line in William Wordsworth’s poem that begins “The world is too much with us.”
Whatever Wordsworth’s meaning for that line (it’s up for interpretation), it did start me thinking that we need to put ourselves out in the world more — to travel, participate in community events, hear music, enjoy times with families and friends and, yes, write blog posts. I believe we can feel the suffering of others and still find pleasure and comfort in the routines of our own lives.
So, here’s wishing you joyous times out in this beautiful spring weather. I’m off to blog….