Today my best gal, Laura, came for a drop-in visit. As we discussed our recent pasts, I mentioned that an unusual occurrence was happening with me. "I just don't seem to have anything to say," I told her. "It's weird and you know me better than anyone... I'm opinionated."
Now this is not like I have the dreaded "writer's block" because that is not the case. I've been writing some pretty fine marketing and feature article copy. My imagination and creative mind are keeping me happy too. I'm also digesting incredible amounts of reading information. I can't seem to get enough. I collect thoughts, jot down notes and notions. My brain seems busy all the time in a quiet reflective way. However, when reading blogs, books and magazines... I don't agree or disagree. I'm simply left without comment.
Hmmm, maybe that is not completely true. Embarking upon the blogosphere for this recent "readathon" of mine, I am again reminded of the amazing writers and thinkers out there. Eloquent and thoughtful writers such as the folks over at Design Observer. The ever enjoyable ideasonideas. And my new friend, Brian Sherwin, over at the blog at MyArtSpace. Word weavers, all of them. So, while I definitely have opinions as to the writing styles and thoughtful musings put forth by these authors, I have simply stopped having anything to say about my opinions. While out in the 3-dimensional world, people talk to me of their philosophies and ideas and I'm very happy to simply listen and not offer any type of hope or agenda.
"It's the ebb and flow of our life," says Laura. "It's a cathartic thing. Maybe you are just incubating information."
Incubating information!? That sounds about right. Incubation for mind and soul.
*Be forewarned...After this catharsis, I believe I will have a lot to say. Nothing good lasts forever :)