Subsumed in the Tsunami of Time

November 13, 2012

“All these little, unlooked-at details create the fabric of memory.  By writing them down, we are refusing to let the experiences of our lives get subsumed in the tsunami of time, the onrush of the next, and the next, and the next.”
— Andy Couturier, A Different Kind of Luxury:  Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance

Tree rings — one of Nature’s ways of recording the passage of time

Tree rings from an Atlas Cedar

This blog has become my way of recording the ordinary and special occasions in my life — my attempt at creating an online tapestry of memories.  The practice of writing and posting has become my meditative moment in a sometimes busy and largely routine life.  Blogging helps me integrate things that I observe around me, things I read, things I photograph, things I eat, things that happen to me, and “forces” me to create something meaningful from these seemingly unrelated parts.  Finding that nugget of meaning and then making a post about it feels like a creative act.

So I’m still finding this blog worthwhile.  And yet, after more than 3-1/2 years of blogging almost every day, I think I need a bit more time off to devote to other projects and other aspects of my life.  So I plan to cut back to posting just five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, and take the weekends off.  Let’s see if it makes a difference!



8 Responses to “Subsumed in the Tsunami of Time”

  1. Adrienne Says:

    Yes, do what you need to do. week days are fine. I would miss this connection with sadness if it ended.

  2. Kathy Says:

    Restorative time is always good. I hope the new schedule works for you. Just know that more folks than you realize get inspiration from your insights, quotes, and beautiful photos and paintings.

  3. Shirley Says:

    Yes we do get inspiration, when I am away the first thing I look at is your blog, keep up the great work

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you. I do feel a responsibility to my faithful readers, to stay in touch with new posts. I appreciate your comments supporting my decision to cut back a bit. Thanks everyone.

  4. yours is one of the VERY few daily blogs I read. The daily blogs have to be exceptional, or they get weeded out of my Google Reader. I post weekly, but busy in the garden I may not blog all the weeks. Daily I only do for the 12 Days of Christmas, for a change of blog pace.

  5. shoreacres Says:

    When I began blogging, advice came from every corner that daily posting was the way to go. I decided on twice a week, but found that, given the nature of my blog, every 6-7 days was a better rhythm for me. Now, it works well, and the occasional slip toward an 8 or 9 day interval seems to be forgiven by my readers.

    The important thing is that you find the rhythm that works for you. We’ll certainly be here.

  6. Sigrun Says:

    I love reading your blog & I guess this have to do with you loving to make it. So: find a rhythm you like! We are here to catch up whenever.

    PS: Really like the introductory quote to your post today –

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