2020 – 365 er-366?

I guess you may have noticed the increased activity around here…..

Well…I’ve made a commitment (I refuse to call it a ‘resolution’ since I have come to the conclusion as I approach The Big Five-Oh that very little, if anything, can be truly said to be ‘resolved’, especially any of my wishes or desires….they are always changing and swirling off into the mist…).

Yes, I’ve made a commitment. To my self. To this blog. (And I guess to indecision itself since I haven’t even decided just precisely what this commitment will be, but only that it is, indeed a commitment [nothing like starting things off with a whimper, and not a bang…] of the most basic sort.)

I’ve made commitment to (at least) one post per day for the entire year of 2020.

It may just be an image by itself most days (and possibly probably just something cherry-picked from the archives [if when I’me feeling lazy]) some most days but hopefully some words will find their ways back onto these pages.

Who knows, maybe I’ll actually see something (or say something) that I didn’t (or couldn’t?) see (or say) before…

I used to regularly consult the I-Ching, not with the thought, “Here is an Oracle that will tell me….(something)”, but rather with the idea, “Here is a different way for me to look at my self, a way to surprise my self with what I find.”

So maybe this is kind of like that.

Here’s to surprising our selves with our own art.

Here’s to giving an Umph to Omphaloskepsis…and to the hope of finding bogeymen and fairy dust amongst the lint and the dander!

Here’s to getting back to The Work.

This is a thing that is happening on its own. It is owning itself and owing nothing to any one (including [and perhaps especially] me [I’m pretty sure I didn’t come up with that bit about the lint and dander and such…]).

I think that I have already lost control of it….so let it be….

(EDIT — so let it be….2020 – 366! 2020 is a LeapYear! Doh!)

8 thoughts on “2020 – 365 er-366?

  1. I’m with you on resolutions – I always avoided them because who actually follows through? And I’m not one to discipline myself. So you’re committing yourself, cool! 😉 Anyway, good luck posting on a daily basis…I’m sure it will force you to stretch in good ways. The I Ching – again I feel (almost) the same, except I think my feeling was (I haven’t done it in quite a while) that it’s another way to look at a given situation. Like, help me out of this rut-based way of thinking, please. There are so many insights in that book, and it’s an altogether different way of looking at the world.
    So you’re throwing the coins every day with this project, I like that idea.

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    • Haven’t actually consulted the I Ching myself in years either. I only meant that posting daily might (will, hopefully) force me to yes, “help me out of this rut-based way of thinking”–In the same manner that I remember the I Ching doing when I consulted it on a regular basis in the past. But using it as tool in this venture is now definitely on the possible drawing board!


    • And I agree about it giving one another way to view any particular situation. I guess I have just come to consider one’s situation as much a part of one’s self as any other aspect. I am fond of thinking of poems (and photos, I suppose…) as “little selfs” and kind of visualizing them as constellations–although the members of these constellations may include things such as flavors, smells, emotions, feelings…anything that a human experiences really, and therefore difficult to truly “visualize” as such….maybe “conceptualize” would be a better way to put it.


  2. Love. Yes. I’m coming back to this 7 months later … having made a commitment to Phill/Soma … and soon waffled on it.

    A post a day it is.

    Singularity. Infinitely. Möbius.

    My muddled thoughts at the moment.

    It’s lovely seeing your work again.

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    • Here’s to muddled thoughts!
      And sharing them.
      Yes! So so lovely seeing your work as well.
      I feel remiss that we have spoken of committing to …..something…..
      and not done it, but….perhaps, it is this place that will bring it out.
      What say you to some kind of collaboration?
      Words and images and words and…..?
      The Cruelest Month is coming up, after all….
      I have been toying with the Poem-A-Day idea for April….despite my schedule and my possibly (but probably not) better judgement.

      I think it’s time that I lost some sleep over words rather than work….


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