Monday, 25 May 2009

There is a crack in everything, that's where the light comes in

Sometimes this is a serendipitous way to approach the day - looking at the light through a forest giant. In this case, a Tingle tree. Leonard Cohen sings in Anthem, there is a crack in everything, that's where the light comes in ...

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in.

The secret is to move through and into the light! The Little Black Dog is checking out where the light is coming through, she knows more than me, that's for sure.

Many bloggers (should that be Bloggers?) are so good at blogging regularly. I follow a fair few and am often impressed at the amount of blogging that happens, the amazing issues that are discussed and the arguments that are put forward. Practice seems to be the name of the game. I guess that in my life I 'practice' yoga and I 'practice' gardening and a few other inconsequential things that make me happy. Having just read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell I'm thinking about his '10,000 hours of practice' theory. If that is accurate, then I have a long way to go to become a talented blogger! Of course, I am a talented Leonard Cohen fan!!

Anyway, the next book on my bedside table is Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald - the copy I've got, the cover portrait hasn't got sunnies but it is the same book. My daughter lent it to me. One thing about being retired is that you have heaps of time to read books that are not literary tomes. I had enough of that in the 7 years it took me to complete my PhD. It is difficult to break the habit of reading so critically that you miss the enjoyment of the story.

I do need to figure out how to make these darn pictures obey me. I sort of wanted the books to be next to each other but it isn't happening. Oh well, more practice - I suppose about another 9,500 hours going by Gladwell's theory!

All this writing and I've not really said anything of interest. To put it crudely, blogging really is a mind wank.

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