Wednesday, June 2, 2010
My 3-months visitor’s visa to the United Bloglands is up for renewal. According to the Bloglands Visa Renewal Form, I have to come up with a list of 10 good reasons why I want to extend my stay.
Based on the following quote (sorry all, not a poem this time. According to my profile, the expression “carefully arranged language” should cover me here, if only just...) this is an attempt to start such a list.
“Children, I have come here like the rest of you, to hear what I have to say.”
- Sojourner Truth
Sitting down in front of the screen two days ago, my insides wobbled. To be quite honest, the call for an important decision took up far more brain space than a modest blog post.
Then Max, my loyal camera (nestled quietly next to me here on the desk), urged me to open the Aperture program. So I did. I selected photos to illustrate Karin Boye’s poem Yes, Of Course It Hurts When Buds Are Breaking. I adjusted exposure, altered contrast, added green. I held the two in my palms, the photos and the poem, and trusted something to happen. Gradually the screen filled with letters and colors, sentences and images, with content I could understand.
The action of my fingers on the keyboard, and my eyes on the screen gradually marked out a direction for the day - To let go, if only for a moment.
As I pressed “View post” I hadn’t even noticed that my insides had stopped wobbling and my heart had returned to its normal pace.
So my # 1 reason for blogging (to be copied onto Visa Renewal Form) is this:
I write and blog because my fingers and my eyes are so much wiser than my mind. I come here to view what I have to say.
Wherever this “here” is. And whoever the “I”.
Photos © Grete S. Kempton