First exercise: Write for 20 mins.
I signed up to do this on the last go around and got bogged down with confusion and frustration of trying to do it right. Oh yeah and the illness of Alzheimer’s taking the life of my mother. So lets see if I can blog, write with any consistency, I certainly can’t spell.
The power of writing has held a fascination to me for years. I journaled endlessly, I a books and books, note pads, binders of loose leaf paper, real journal books, in varying sizes, colors, lined and unlined. Why did I write? I wrote to express myself to experience what I was experiencing in a daily basis, Dear Diary kind of stuff. Later the journals became and journey of recovery, of questioning who I am, what is my purpose. The writing became introspective, semi religious since I was using the Gospel readings of the day as a jumping off place to discover the relationship with God, Higher Power, Spirit, etc. I wrote everyday, no one read them, sometimes I never re-read them either. Most of them are undecipherable, they are massing of scribble, yet extremely important at the time. The expressed the deep need I had to find myself, to be myself, and the relationship with the world around me.
today writing a blog began as a continuation of Morning Pages from The Artist Way. Still to express my ongoing experience of being part of the whole, as well as my experience as a photographer, discovery of art from a conscious space offered my senses a new place to experience beauty in the everyday. To “see” with new eyes, through the camera, as well as through the words I shared.
To blog and to write are expressive challenges when I get in my own way. So get out-of-the-way. Allow your art to flow, photography it is said is writing with Light, writing with words is expressing of language, expressions of growth, through discovery of who and what I am today and who and what I can become through the process.
I also signed up for Blogging 101 again as well !