Sunday, November 28, 2010

Good heavens "I'm late!"

"No wonder you're late.  Why this watch is exactly two days slow."  
~ Alice in Wonderland

It has been so long since I've posted that I'd completely forgotten my password.  Grim and silly ~ but true.

"An author doesn't necessarily understand the meaning of his own story better than anyone else."   ~Alice in Wonderland

Occasionally I get into a 'why write?' spiral.  Thinking I should understand my "own story" better than I do.  To whom am I comparing myself...I know not.  Perhaps some familial gremlin that comes to roost periodically in my head and murmurs wicked things about not being the  writer in our family nor the photographer BLAH BLAH.  And who cares about that?  Not a soul I know, including myself.  I can tell a tale, my own, whether well written or not.  OR whether I understand all of it or not.  So here I am again.  Am heading out to take some photos.

To those dear people who checked in while I was gathering my wits and getting stronger...thank you so much for simply being there!  I'm am in the process of catching up on blogs.  

"You mean you can't take less.  It is very easy to take 'more' than nothing."
~Alice in Wonderland

The knee is much better and life has gradually picked up pace.  Have been having a twice a month DVD night at the house.  The current theme is: men who dance.  Watched that tender film entitled "Billy Elliot" and then "White Nights" which was so so even though Baryshnikov is a pleasure to observe.  Not sure what the next theme is as now it is an other's turn to chose.  Still looking for a book group.  

"If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building." 
~ Katherine Hepburn

 Have whittle down the isolation that was mine (my life does need to be more than just work and expanding something from nothing takes time) by having friends (new and old) over to dinner.  YES it's true WR is cooking again.  A new knee and and back in the kitchen.  There is life for those over 60!   :-)

Alright ~ time to go outside...night fall comes early these days....precious little time for natural light!


Out on the prairie said...

I assume you may have watched the new Alice movie also. I just watched it the other night and enjoyed the revival.It is nice to hear from you.The dinner parties sound fun, I like to arrange thinkers at mine so the conversation keeps going strong.I still like to cook for large groups and it's harder to do for one than many, unless you like leftovers.

Donna said...

Ah, your here again!!!!! Glad to see you back. Quit listening to that silly voice in your head. I put mine on mute whenever it tells me I can't do stuff. We're "old buildings", we can do anything we please! LOL.

I'm glad that the knee is doing nicely and that you are spreading your west coast wings! Come on over to my blog and see some wild and crazy pictures when you have a chance.

WR said...

Hi OOTP and Donna:

Thanks for dropping by! Nice to hear from you.

I did recently see the new version of Alice. I thought it was very interesting. I'm particularly fond of the mad hatter. I adore the book!

Using mute...great idea! :-)

Donna said...

Glad you're up and Cooking again! And I Know the others are as well!Lol

Donna said...

And I'm ALWAYS late!Hahaa
Merry Christmas sweet friend!