Getting all meta, so you're excused from reading today. Feel free to go to this blog instead.
I'm not dancing. I haven't danced in several days. What does this mean in Lenten terms? Am I damned to hell? Do I just need to walk around feeling badly about myself? What, what are the consequences? I started this project with the statement that Lent is not a self-help program. Dancing is supposed to be a celebratory interlude in my day. Now I feel guilty for not celebrating enough. Hmm. I thought I'd found a loophole that turns out to not be there.
As for blogging, I'm still trying to get my arms around some of the basics of etiquette. For instance, if I go back and re-read something, I'm frustrated that I cannot tweak my post. I often give myself poor marks for clarity, but once it's published, that's it. It is possible to make changes after the fact, but it's wrong except in special cases. (A special case happened just yesterday, where I'd had several drinks and tried to post from my phone and had to go back and correct a bunch of spelling mistakes.) I also don't typically respond to comments, though I read and appreciate them all. In making post-post edits or comments, it seems like once I've spoken my little bit, I need to step out of the loop.
In conclusion: Lent = no loopholes, blogging = step out of my own loop. I have no idea what that conclusion means. (Oh! And I should never try to post when I'm looped! ha ha ha ha ha...look at me, over-playing the loop thing. Ah, ok, time for bed.)
This is my rock and roll love letter to you.
1 week ago