The time has come, the walrus said.
Saturday, 19 March 2011 § 1 Comment
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”
(The Walrus and the Carpenter, Lewis Carroll)
The time has come when all the things — important things! exam things! history and theory things! — banging around in my mind have started to feel as disparate and disjointed as shoes and ships and sealing wax. It happens also to be the time when anxiety about the aforementioned exams keeps me up at night, even when my body is so tired that my eyes won’t focus on the words on the page anymore. And the time when the practice of writing and I need to make peace with each other. So, here I am, making use of the blogspace claimed last summer. I am choosing to see this as part of the process. I think reflection is important, and I think community is, too. My paper journal remains sacrosanct, but hopefully this outlet will open up an opportunity to become more mindful and thoughtful about what I do — and, with any luck, a little less neurotic.