You might have noticed that I've been pretty quiet around here lately. I used to have something to say most days of the week, and now I seem to be in the blogging equivalent of hibernation. I know lives go on and all that, but I do miss the interaction that occurs here. I'm thankful for those of you who stop by, and leave a comment to let you know you're thinking of me. Those are much appreciated and don't go unnoticed.
You want to know something else? This isn't the only space in which I've withdrawn a bit. I haven't taken any pictures -- or even picked up my camera -- in three weeks or more. My last upload to Flickr was on February 17. I've taken my camera with me on walks, more or less begrudgingly, and all I want to do is go home and kick my feet up on the couch.
Instead of lamenting that the creative energy is all gone (which I have cried about, make no mistake), I've chosen to understand it another way. The creative impulses that once flowed so naturally and abundantly aren't expressing themselves in the same way anymore. Instead of manifesting itself through writing and picture taking, they've been redirected for the time being to making this little person. It's a season and it's not permanent, but it is important.
For now, it simply is.
P.S. I have been spending some time thinking and discussing about issues of non-violence over at Christianne's beautiful space. If you haven't yet joined the conversation, you may want to take a look!! Here is the link: Journey Toward Non-Violence