Monday, June 07, 2010

Again


Once you have left a place, it is very difficult to return to it, whether it is a physical place, a point in time, or a playground of your mind. I find that something that was there initially, a state of well-being, your happy childhood, the town of your first great love can never be revived by revisiting them. It’s better to leave them alone, to let them live in that untouched realm of memory where they will always be unchanged, lest you will suffer disappointment.

I was tempted to do the same thing with this blog.


I cannot. I feel I have put too much of my soul in it to just abandon it to obnoxious spamming. I feel I am in its debt too much, and mostly in the debt of the friends I’ve met through it, for what I have learned in the craft of writing. I feel that I miss these friends and the beauty they bring forth with their words.

Therefore, I am (sort of) back. (SzélsöFa, thank you for the nudge!!!) My time is – as I tried to explain a while ago – still extremely limited, or even more, if that is possible. In whatever scraps of spare time I can gather, I am writing my novel and I love it. But, I’ll clean a bit the cobwebs in this house too, put some fresh flowers in the windows… every now and then…


I haven’t had blogging on my mind for a very long time. I discovered that you must have it on your mind, to see stuff around you that you can put on the blog. For now, I give you some pics I took around my house earlier this spring and hope to see you soon…

21 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Welcome back. Good to see you.

Karen said...

Believe it or not, I was thinking about you last evening, wondering if you had decided to leave the blogosphere for good. I understand that urge. I feel it myself every once in a while. Sometimes, I wonder if blogging isn't keeping me from doing the other writing I should be doing. Like you, though, I've come to be interested in and care about these friends I've found here, and that is what keeps me coming back.

It's really good to hear that you're okay. Glad you had that nudge.

Fireblossom said...

Like Karen, I was thinking of you only yesterday, and wondering if I should send you an email to tell you I missed you.

I know just what you mean about special places. Even with a novel I dearly love, I am so reluctant to read the next one by that author, as I am always afraid it won't be as magical. Perverse, aren't I? LOL.

Anyhoo, welcome back, Vesper. I'm so glad to see my friend back!

Marilyn Brant said...

Vesper, it's so nice to have you back for whatever time you can share with us ;). Wishing you the start to a wonderful summer...

Bernita said...

I have missed your lovely voice.

BernardL said...

Great pictures, and there is never any attendance role taken out here in alternate reality land. Post whenever you like. :)

Sarah Hina said...

I, too, am very glad to see you've returned. For however much or little you're able to post, you'll always be a precious part of our community.

I get a little tug in the heart when I think about the people I first started blogging with, and how many of them have moved on. I'm glad you're here, Vesper.

And these pics are adorable! :)

jason evans said...

These do become special places.

Rick said...

You were very much missed, Vesper.

laughingwolf said...

nice to have you back, v, in whatever capacity you can manage... you have been sorely missed :D

Michelle Johnson said...

glad you're back. it's difficult to leave those friends behind that you've met through your blog and equally difficult sometimes to find a worthy post. but, i'm glad you've decided to stick around- peeking in when you can. good luck with your book.

have a great weekend.

sidenote: email me when you get the chance... poefusion at hotmail dot com.

Akasha Savage. said...

Hi Vesper. Nice to have you back! I've cut down on the time I spend blogging too;seriouly need to concentrate on my novel.

Happy writing! :D

Vesper said...

Thank you, Charles! And you too… :-)

Karen, I’m thinking of you and my other friends from the blogosphere very often. It’s so hard… when I write for the blog, I can’t work on my novel, and the other way around… But it’s a relief to find you here… Thank you! :-)

Shay, thank you! I missed you too… I really don’t know how it is that I find so little time to do the things I love… :-)

Marilyn, it’s so nice to see you here! Thank you, and a great summer to you too! :-)

Thank you, lovely Bernita! :-)

Bernard, thank you so much for the encouragement! :-)

Thank you, Sarah, I’m so glad to see you here! You’re right, things are changing… It’s been over three years for me now, but I’m not one who quits… :-)

They do, Jason. :-)

Oh, Rick, thank you! And I missed you… :-)

LW, you’re so kind! I miss you too… :-)

Michelle, thank you so much! You’re absolutely right…
I’ll try to e-mail you. :-)

Hi, Akasha, thank you! I’ve read the posts where you mention your need to concentrate more on your novel. I’m right there with you. Happy writing to you too! :-)

SzélsőFa said...

and here i am, one of the latest to comment on your comeback. shame on me :(
anyway - i am so glad to see you back!
i don't blog that often myself either these days.

watch my word verification:
actio
*winks*

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Ah, I relate so well to where you're at, dearest Vesper! I too have been very slack with my blogging, but keep at it, but with a slightly different focus - lots of author interviews with fellow children's and YA writers! :-) xxxx

JR's Thumbprints said...

I can seriously seriously relate to this; you've got to have blogging on the mind in order to do it. With various writing projects, it gets difficult. Good luck with that novel.

Aniket said...

I know I am super late here. It should tell I'm not the regular blogger I used to be either. But its great to show up once in a while, wave that hand, flash that smile, and as How you doin', right? :)

Thank you SzélsőFa for that nudge.

Geraldine said...

I'm so glad I stopped in! And I know what you mean about blogging. I've been swamped lately but still I get drawn back to post now and then. Wishing you a wonderful summer Vesper and do stop in when you can. Thinking good thoughts and sending them your way! G

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Damyanti said...

Cool pics, I love the duck!

L.A. Mitchell said...

I, too, am focused on my novel. Glad you didn't give up the blog, though :)

Geraldine said...

So nice to see you over at MPP this morning. I know of what you speak,Ive quit blogging a couple of times but the lure of good friends online brings me back.

I'm so glad you are staying!!!

Hugs, G