Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Top

Guardian Angel, 2016

It's been a while. How are you?

Much has gone on during my absence. I've been productive, which is a good thing, but I don't find productivity all that interesting. Do you?

When I think back to my time away, the experience that rises to the top is a trip to an off-season beach town where I found Patti Smith's M Train in the local library. It was a trip taken not long after my departure from social media, yet I don't think anything I experienced afterward felt as good.

Between getting bundled up and taking long walks at low tide, and quiet mornings with soft light entering the bedroom and falling upon Patti Smith's words and images, well, it doesn't get much better.

It's nice to be back. I hope you've been enjoying the start of this year.

30 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Your time away sounds lovely.

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    1. The time at the beach was lovely, but there were a few struggles too. Balance. ;)

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  2. Happy to see you here. Welcome back! And many cheers for time away too.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I definitely feel different.

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  3. Nice to see you. I've been hoping you would pop up on Instagram!

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  4. It sounds like a wonderful time away!
    Glad yo see you back here, and a belated, but very Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Some wonderful and some not so wonderful, but definitely a change of pace. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Missed you. And I might be the last person to get to that book. I must change that.

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Kristen. If you like her style, I'm sure you'll enjoy it too. Nice to see your face here. :)

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  6. hello, dear friend. i missed you, just last week and there you are! n♥

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  7. M Train had the same effect on me. I am now reading Just Kids which is equally captivating.

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    1. I was introduced to Just Kids several years ago by a generous soul named Shae. Loved that book too.

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  8. Welcome back. I have yet to read this or her previous memoir, Just Kids. I'm putting them both on my Goodreads 'want to read' list.

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    1. If you like one you'll like the other. Enjoy.

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  9. welcome back Denise. Unbeknownst, Bill and I gave each other M Street for Christmas! I've just started the book. I do love her writing. I recently finished Just Kids, which was haunting, beautiful, poignant. Bill says her words inspire him to be a better artist. wishing you well, Nancy

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    1. I don't think I knew Bill was an artist. I am not surprised. A creative souls is best suited for a creative soul, or at least I think so. I've read both books, as well as Woolgathering, and I agree with Bill, she is inspiring. Enjoy the rest of M Train.

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  10. Now I know what to read next! Nice to hear from you xxoo

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book. Thank you. :)

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  11. Welcome back to the space! I'm not sure anything can top a beach visit in the off-season. We are trying to find time to go ourselves before the craziness starts but it looks like we may not make it. Reading your words has me considering pushing a little harder to make it happen.

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    1. Thanks for the welcome, Rachel. Push. Go. You won't regret it. I already want to go back.

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  12. It's really good to read your posts again.

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  13. Finding notice that you'd returned (and already written two posts!) made me smile. I'd thought you'd taken an indefinite leave of absence, but I'm happy to be wrong.

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    1. I departed 12/11 knowing I wanted to at least take a break for the rest of December and all of January. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about all of this internet stuff in February. I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it.

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