Sunday, January 22, 2006

It's Simple

Or, so I'd like to think.

Since I'm beginning to get threats regarding my lack of updating here, I thought I should break my silence and begin writing again. I feel a bit rusty. Other than work-related items, I haven't done any writing for at least a month now. It was an unplanned break and once it started I didn't know where to interrupt and speak up. My intention isn't to play games here. This is meant to be a creative outlet for me but sometimes it feels like it has taken on a life and direction of its own. My creativity has been flowing in a different direction lately. However, it's not a replacement. It's an extension.

Socrates is quoted as stating that "an unexamined life is not worth living."

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. Last year my theme for the year was "balance." This year I decided to select "simplicity." I've been doing a lot of reading, cleaning, organizing, and thinking about what it means to me. I've been limiting my time online and the time I spend watching television during this process because I wanted the opportunity to really think and not have my thoughts be muddied or have to compete for my attention.

I don't think I'm done yet but I think I'm ready to start writing again. I actually feel like writing and topics are coming to me. I haven't felt that way about writing here in a long time. However, I've actually had some other creative spurts hitting me. I'm even exploring the idea of writing fiction. I might try it some here. We'll see.

That's enough of an ice breaker -- for now.

8 comments:

gigi said...

Ha ha! Hey ~ no fair throwing Socrates at me; wasn't he a contestant on 'American Idol'? Maybe not. But I swear I've heard that name before. Oh! Follow the links you say...

You know how I feel about the online thing; it's a lark, but it ain't life. Go ~ live, love, laugh, enjoy! I'd love to read your fiction. When you're ready. No more threats. Before there's talk of a court order... ;D

Lisa :-] said...

It HAS been awhile, hasn't it?

Even though the online thng "ain't life," as Gigi says, would you be interested in meeting for a cup of coffee, or something stronger, if I'm in your neck of the woods around, say, mid-March?

Becky said...

Good!

AlbGlinka said...

I'm trying to curtail Internet time too, Robbie... easier said than done though. It's amazing what starts to unfold when I do it though.

Hope you are well. Hey, do you ever see any type of Experimental or Fringe theater down there in L.A.? I am exploring that world.

V said...

However, I've actually had some other creative spurts hitting me. I'm even exploring the idea of writing fiction. I might try it some here. We'll see.

Go for it, robbie!
V

Trish said...

From not writing to possibly writing fiction. Cool. Even when we're not writing, we're creating. I love your theme for the year. After these last couple of weeks, I feel similar. Especially now in this smaller space. Looking forward to clearing out even more. How's your artist's loft feeling? :)

ckays1967 said...

from quiet to novelist...I love your mojo.


xxoo

ChasingMoksha said...

I worked on the "Simple" a lot in 2005 and do you want to know what I learned? The more simple I get, the more simpler I want to be....I even want to write in a minimalist style...but have not seem to achieve that yet....

Welcome back.