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these fragile words that fall from my mouth

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You know, I’ve been going back and forth on this blogging thing for the last couple years. Do I keep it up? Or do I give it up? What is the point of it? I miss the blogging that existed before Facebook and before Twitter and long before Instagram. When we told stories rather than advertised products. When we bonded in the comments section.

I’ve been going through old posts and I’m sad I’ve slowly given up on the storytelling. I used to love it. What happened? I created the Rainbows & Unicorns site to write about rainbows-and-unicorns-type things, but as great as that was, it restricted me from writing about anything else. Thus the return to this domain. Not that I want to write about depressing things, I just want to rid myself of rules.

I want to have a non-facebook record of the things, like what Liliana said last night as Noah walked in the door after we’d just finished an early dinner because he and the girls had a mid-week kids program to get to, “Sorry, we already had dinner. But we still care about you!”

Noah called me just after arriving at the church for said activity barely able to breathe between fits of laughter, telling me what Liliana had said on the way. She got in a bit of trouble at school because she was hitting everyone (gently, with her toque and lunch bag) because she wanted to make people laugh. Noah tried to explain to her why this was unacceptable, and about the school’s hands-off policy. One of her replies was, “It’s taken me 7 years to try to get used to living on this earth. My whole life!” She is the most non-boring person I have ever come across.

Anyway, this post has no point other than to say I’ve moved back. The other domain was too long anyway, right?

title: shoreline by deas vail

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  • Erica braam Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:00 pm

    I miss her

  • Suebob Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:29 pm

    I struggle with blogging now, too. I think we need to get back to our stories again, because they were what made life good and right for me. I’m glad you’re back.

  • Hil Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Some say blogging has been killed by Facebook, but I figure I’ll just keep blogging until it becomes cool and vintage. I’m addicted. I would like to bond in the comments. (((commence bonding)))