March 28, 2012
Have you noticed we live in a “I blog, therefore I am” universe? Everyone has a blog. Even the TSA. Now who on earth would ever purposefully spend valuable (or any really) time reading the TSA blog, I have no idea. And when I think it through, I’m not sure I want to know. Who ever they are, they probably wouldn’t like me anyway.
I don’t read many blogs. I have a pile of novels on my nightstand, all waiting patiently for me to get to them. My fantasies these days do not involve nakedness and chocolate but rather a week’s worth of uninterrupted reading, tropical island optional. My seven year old recently discovered the joys of the chapter book and can often be found hidden away in some corner devouring a story populated by characters with names I can’t pronounce possessing super powers that seem, well, not so super.
“The blue guy makes everything cold,” he’ll tell me.
Now wait a minute, I have that superpower too. It’s called turning down the thermostat and calling it energy conservation. But my point here is that I’m jealous! Hiding in a good book is one of life’s greatest pleasures and not as easily attainable as it once was.
Life, as I’m sure you know, can get in the way. I dedicate mornings to working on my next novel and afternoons to running around in circles (sometimes literally) with my kids. Throw in meals, laundry, feeding the 800 year old cat and occasionally attempting some sort of exercise and there goes the neighborhood. I’d like to read a few blogs. I’d like to read more novels. I have this screenplay idea I’d really like to get down on paper. I’d also like to clone myself or grow another set of hands or hire a bunch of ‘people’ to do my every bidding but I don’t see any of that happening any time soon.
And that leads me back to why I’m adding more noise to the blogosphere (what a great word, by the way! Maybe if I examine my motives more closely it will turn out I’m writing this just so I can use the word blogosphere). But really I want to write about how we live without the benefit of super powers. I want to see if we can shine a light on the occasional ridiculousness of trying to have it all and do it all and be it all.
I hope the entries will make you laugh because sometimes that’s all it takes to bring out the sun.
As always, I love to hear from you.