Other people’s words about … cages
At not yet thirty, she can feel her life shrinking into the gentle sameness of her days and she knows she is pacing back and forth in a comfortable cage of her own construction. She needs someone to bump against, to disrupt things. she can’t go on like this, she knows. She must resolve the tension between longing and fear.
From ‘The Fragments‘
by Toni Jordan
I’m back! I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed you all, too.
And I’ve gone on collecting other people’s words, gone on taking photographs of the world around me, gone on wanting to have a place to keep the words I’ve collected and the pictures I’ve taken. So I’ve decided, rather than ending this blog completely, as I first planned to do, to pop in every now and then with a quote I love or a photograph I’ve taken. I’d like to keep the practice up, and I hope that some of you will continue to enjoy reading the words I’ve found, or seeing the photographs I’ve taken, as you might have done in the past.
Last year, as some of you may remember, I lost my job. In the end, instead of looking for a new job straight away, I decided I would take a few weeks or months off first. And so that’s what I’ve been doing in the weeks since I last wrote: living on my savings and trying out, meantime, new habits, new practices. I’m trying to disrupt some of my old ways, like Caddie in the passage I’ve quoted above; I’m trying to stop pacing back and forth in a comfortable cage of [my] own construction; I’m trying to let my life expand, rather than to shrink. There’s no time like now!
Because there is always a way through … always
Thank you for accompanying me so far on my blogging journey. Thank you, too, to the readers who wrote to me and encouraged me to keep posting, if only sporadically: who told me I was missed. I hope you all find pleasure in the posts that are still to come.
5 thoughts on “No time like now”
Ah, there you are! Glad to see your post, Rebecca. It is hard to stay away, isn’t it? I took a vacation to FL and barely looked at WP. It felt strange not to, but a break is sometimes a good thing. Like your quote, sometimes I get trapped in a cage of my own making, longing to break free and then once out, want back to the more familiar. Humans are silly things. 😉
Hope you enjoyed your trip to Florida, Eliza. I bet it was a bit warmer and sunnier than your own usual neck of the woods 🙂
It was delicious to sit in the sun! A long way to go to get some Vit.D, but worth it. 😉
Happy to see you back!! Your fan.
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Thanks, Grace! 🙂