My 1,000th post was illustrated by the appropriate Roman numeral. Although I could have gone down the same route again, there's a double M in the title and I won't labour a point. Instead here's a picture of me and my boy that you haven't seen before. It's appropriate as these daily ramblings often depict scenes from our rather blessed life.
The earlier post contained this Zadie Smith quote:
“The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life.”
These words are still pertinent but there are other reasons too for blogging. The formation of a near daily habit has turned a vague idea that I'd like to be a writer into reality, at least in my own head. Of course I haven't been able to give up the day job because of those huge royalty cheques but I'm still hoping! There's often a symbiotic relationship between what I do and what I post. 'I'll give that a go so I can blog about it.' has been a thought on more than one occasion. Yes definitely the practice has made me more audacious. That's got to be a good thing.
If you leaf through old posts no doubt you'll find mistakes, inconsistencies, uncompleted projects, dodgy ideas and sometimes stilted language. I do! 'Bejesus, did I write that!' I think. Or 'Did I say that I was going to do that - really?' Yet I keep my body of work up there in its entirety. It forms a record of the middle part of my life and is there for posterity, unless that is, some massive cyber attack destroys it.
Those words from Leonard Cohen have remained as a headline tag since the start.
'Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in'.
There! Still so much relevance. They're not about to disappear anytime soon.
Thanks for your visits especially from those who leave comments. Your kind attention is much appreciated.
Julie AKA Lovelygrey x