I love the ambivalence in this photo!

My eye was caught by the juxtaposition of the closed and open signs at Open Books in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.  It got me musing about privacy and blogging.  I share a lot of my life in this blog, but not everything.  I suppose the blog is best as a record of my activities — my travels, walks, recipe experiments, quilting projects — as well as of my growth as an artist.  The blog has become an archive of the seasons of the Pacific Northwest as seen through my eyes.  It is an accurate reflection of the things I think about at this stage of my life.

But I do keep some things private.  I hope my words here, my public voice, are true to the real me, but I have no wish to make of my life a completely open book.  The juxtaposition of open and closed fits my situation well!