Thursday, 17 March 2011
best foot forward?
I have to say this blogging lark is feeling a little superfluous at the moment. Not least because I'm having a little private panic about global calamaties. As a teenager, I was most disturbed on a weekly basis by Panorama and scenes of impending nuclear destruction, civil wars and famine. Recent events have somehow re-ignited these feelings. I feel self-centred and nonsensical blathering on about not very much when what I really want to do is concentrate on keeping our little bubble as protected and safe as it can be and appreciating our daily life in all its drama-less glory.
I'm not a person who prays - perhaps that would help - but my usual domestically-centric thoughts are flinging themselves to places and events around the world and I feel useless that I can't begin to comprehend the daily horrors that other people are facing or help or support them beyond texting my donation (usual message charges applying, of course).
The rational tactic is to "keep calm and carry on" and that wartime slogan seems more appropriate as every day passes. Moaning and complaining about day to day life just seems wrong and selfish. Writing about my random thoughts and sharing minutiae feels uncomfortable when images of destruction, natural or man-made are beamed to our laptops and TV minute-by-minute. I don't feel the need to lie on a sofa and cry at the horror of it all but I do feel the need to stop babbling and piffling about.
Perhaps I've got a dose of blogger-itis or post-fluenza. We shall see. In the meantime - best foot forward and as my Christmas present picture says 'If in doubt, brew up'.
Posted by janicebotterill at 12:13