Monday, 15 April 2013
After a long hiatus, I decided to hit the keyboard once more. Not too sure why I dropped the pen last year, but maybe it was a kind of writer's block. The urge to write just left me, and I just couldn't do it anymore. I 'wrote' in my head, but did not put anything down on paper or on computer file. It didn't help that my computer slowed down until it was nearly slouching backwards - the wheel was not turning, and the hamster was certainly half-dead.
However, I missed writing, and I do only feel half-human when I am not creating words. When I write, I seem to come alive twice - first in real life, and then in the captured word. I also capture time, and life slows down. I remember events far better after I've written about them. No wonder that last year was a bit of a blank...only my knitwear and yarns remind me of what I was doing.
I so love my knitting and spinning, but knitting without the written word is not enough. There has to be a different yarnspinning going on, not just the whirling of my Turkish drop spindle.
I shall write. And knit. And spin. And do politics. Four halves make a beautiful cake, and I want to have my cake and eat it whole. Without the writing slice, there is a big hole in my cake, and I do want to devour it all!
The spring sun finally flows into my window, I have a shiny new (second hand) laptop (massive hugs to its previous owner), I am surrounded by yarn, fibre and good music, and I write. Total happiness!