Monday, August 18, 2008

Some things just take time

First blossoms
20080817_ginger Click to see this photo's flickr page

I've been reading about what it takes to be a good (ie, good pro) blogger - you keep providing great content, keep the conversation flowing.
You never, ever leave your readers hanging.

I've also been reading about summers that have been spent thinking about life and direction. Sometimes there are photos, but no words. There's mostly lots of quiet filled with (what you can only know is) heavy pondering.

I'm okay with that, as long as I can get the sense that the person at the other end of the internet connection is hanging in there. I guess you can't really know for sure how these people are sometimes, people you don't actually know, but have managed to grow an affection for. You try to have faith that whatever the hopes and thoughts that you're sending out to them are somehow received into the universe, into their universe.

Maybe there are people still out there, sending out extra goodness my way. Peering over at the FridgeDoor: "Anything new? Nope. Wiped clean, but nothin' new." You knew I'd come back, right?

So, for me, there are lots travels and pondering to catch up with, stories to be told and stories not to be told. It was like an all-you-can eat orgy: all these trips, one after another, tastes of so many things, and so much of it, seemingly all at once. Some of it was very yummy and exquisite; some unexpectedly bitter, tart, or worse, spoilt. I've tried to resist the temptation to reflexively spew out what was distasteful and hurtful, get it out of me as quickly as possible and then be done with it. But with spewing, in many ways, you might feel better, but it can get awfully messy.

So, I've been sitting, digesting. ["And now you're ready to poop?"]

OMG. Where the heck did that come from? Swell.

As we head back into Fall and the new school semesters, I'm finding myself committing to things, exploring new paths that I've known I've wanted to travel on, but been unsure about for some time.

Do you hear that creak? The fridge door might need a little bit of oil, but I think it's back open.

And look at that, the light still goes on, yup, every time.

Oh yes. And as if to celebrate, some of you may remember the
ginger plant? It finally bloomed, exactly when it needed to.

Remarkably, as it turns out, exactly when I needed it to, too.

Some things, they just take some time.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wendee! Nice to see you back at the fridge door. I missed you, but understand how seasons can pass by when we need to step back and re-evaluate our direction and our purpose. I hope that you found yours. What are you committing yourself to, and what paths are you planning to venture down?
Love, ~Roma

Kat said...

good to hear your getting back to the grind - hoping I can step it up and do a better job at my blog too!! Summers are a good time to slack off a bit, get yourself back in order. :)

Toni said...

Welcome back! I to have not been a good blogger this summer. So much to do and see.

Anonymous said...

Wendee, Whew! you're back and the fridge door is clearly ready for new embellishments. I for one can't wait. Ginny

Karen Blados said...

Wendee
I hope you know good thoughts were going your way and I'm so glad to see you back. I totally understand needing a break to reflect on your direction as I've been doing the same thing. Here's to your new/revised path ... hope it's a fruitful one.
-KB

mARTa said...

Hey, just me standing in front of your fridge.....humm...what do I want? Oh, there you are! Come, lets just sit quietly and draw. Okay then, let's do a run first!

I still haven't gotten back to starting up my running. and I have the Long Beach 5k in a month! This takes time too!

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

OMG Wendee you crack me up. (I wantd to call you Holtcamp for some reason - doh! That's what you call ME!) This made me laugh out loud "So, I've been sitting, digesting. ["And now you're ready to poop?"]" and what followed (OMG where did taht come from). ha ha! Love the blog facelift. Cool beans! I miss your comments on my blog so hey i'll visit more often. Don't forget, don't leave your readers hanging! Whats been up chica? Email me :)

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

ith - time for a new post? :)

Robin Neudorfer said...

some take a lot of time....

Karen said...

I'm glad to see you blogging again, Wendee. Yes, I've been watching your site and looking forward to new things. The ginger is beautiful, too.

It was great seeing you recently up at Descanso. Thank you for visiting! I hope we can catch up again sometime, somewhere, in the fall. Maybe at Arlington Garden?

Karen