Carol A. Hand
To continue blogging or not – that is the question
I’m drawn to a memory of long ago
and playing beside a stream
Surrounded by forest – a safe place to dream
It’s clear that life has changed me since those innocent days
such deep sadness now – a sense of hope lost
The price of what colonials see as “progress” – a burdensome cost
The forested sanctuary of my childhood gone – now a suburban development
Crafting blog posts
though an important expression
Deflects me from my work to describe the roots of continuing oppression
Perhaps I need to grow silent for a while to be able to look for peace and hope within
This is the second anniversary for my blog. It was created on February 12, 2014. Today, I face an important decision point.
So many things have changed since I began. Many members of the original blogging community who greeted me have gone on to other things. And my life has changed as well. Thanks in large measure to the blogging community, I have found my voice and the courage and persistence to begin a project I dreamed of when I worked too many hours during my many careers.
I’ve begun working on a book about Ojibwe child welfare survival stories. Finally, I know how this book will end even though I’m only half-way through. And I’m eager to finish. I have tried to blog and write at the same time, but there are just not enough hours in the day to do justice to either.
I haven’t been able to visit other blogs recently. I miss the beauty and knowledge your work brings into my life and the comforting sense of community. So I’ve decided to let my blogging voice be silent for a while so I can finish this book. It will give me more time to visit your blogs, too.
I send blessings to all.
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