Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Wager

"Bigger questions, questions with more than one answer, questions without an answer are harder to cope with in silence. Once asked they do not evaporate and leave the mind to its serener musings. Once asked they gain dimension and texture, trip you on the stairs, wake you at night-time. A black hole sucks up its surroundings and even light never escapes. Better then to ask no questions? Better then to be a contented pig than an unhappy Socrates? Since factory farming is tougher on pigs than it is on philosophers I'll take a chance."
—Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

1 comment:

  1. I really don't know if this will be any help, but I'll try.
    I've had a really similiar problem for a few months now. I think it's hard because when I try to translate what I've written on paper into a post it doesn't always come out right. My responses have been different at different times. Sometimes I just don't blog, sometimes I write in a more fragmented way and decide to leave it -even if I don't think it's any good or even makes much sense.
    I think the best thing to do is probably try to work through it by writing it down on paper at least and then either using a few phrases or photos. But even as I say that I realise it's not enough. Some Girl just remember that you're blogging for yourself, and you don't owe us anything. I always find it easier to write when I remember that. I think it's easy to become worried about followers and their reactions but this is just a place to relax and experiment with our writing. It's okay if it's something you don't like at the moment. It's surprising how often I find old pieces I didn't like at the time and there are a few phrases that I can use later.
    Wow, I just rambled on for a bit but I really wanted to help. That's also why it took me so long to reply -I wanted to think about it first.
    Sorry that was a contradictory and erratic answer but it's the best I have right now.


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