Saturday, 3 March 2012
'...shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings'
I realise that my frequency of blogging is becoming a little erratic - the reason for that is LIFE! In particular, its habit of getting in the way of things.
A few of you will know that we are facing some awkward family challenges at the moment (health, socio-economic, etc) and as we reel from one crisis to another we find ourselves 'on the ropes' as LIFE delivers yet another body-blow. A public blog is not the best way to air those issues so suffice to say we are determinedly soldiering on!
However, writing has had to take a very large back-seat and given the circumstances any pipe-dream of getting a work published has been kicked into touch - alongside the 'issues' at hand it seems trivial when there are more imprtant things I need to be expending my energy on.
That said, I have been furiously creating and stockpiling blog posts for the forthcoming APRIL A-Z challenge. (If you haven't signed up you can still do so here)
I also decided to give up looking at Facebook for Lent - so apologies if people think I'm ignoring them. (...well, I am, I suppose!) - I just decided I spent way too much time catching up on lot of notifications of threads I might have contributed to at some point...!
I still flitter on Twitter - and keep up with most of what's happening (and discovering the camaraderie of fellow knitters.....!)
So, if I'm not very visible across the blogosphere I haven't disappeared, I'm just trying to cope with life in all it's varied glory! (the Bee Gee's 'Stayin' Alive' is now buzzing through my head....!)
As to this post's title - the curious combination of items come from one of my favourite poems, the discourse between the Walrus and the Carpenter, from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'.
Life throws things at you that you often don't expect, with a bizarre randomness (like shoes, ships, sealing wax, cabbages and kings) and often in quick succession - like the line about the growing numbers of oysters in the poem.
Like LIFE - You have to laugh at the absurdity of it all - otherwise you'd cry yourself silly!