Archive for November 27th, 2009
I have been away from home for ten days visiting family in British Columbia, Canada. During my absence, I had attempted to schedule some posts which continued the theme of living and thinking in the northern reaches of Saskatchewan, Canada. Also, during that absence, I managed to take a good number of photographs which serve two purposes; one of recording the visits with family and their related activities, and for the purpose of allowing scenes to capture my attention such as this photo of a ferry coming into port at Horseshoe Bay, BC. Most of the days spent in B.C. were filled with rain. However, when it was time for a long walk, the rain let up and I was able to use the camera with no worries of damage to the camera. For the next while, I will be using these photos for the blog posts.
Well, it has been a year since I started this WordPress Blog. I had wondered at the time whether or not this would evolve into something worthwhile or would it soon find itself resting in a dust bin gathering cyber cobwebs like previous attempts. This attempt was a deliberate attempt to change how I would be present, not so much a journal of my comings and goings where I would relate the boring bits of daily like as it would be a place where I could think out loud. I knew that I couldn’t do this without including a photo with each post as photography was much too important in the process I was and continue to live. Over the period of the year, I have somehow managed to write 321 posts. A number of these were scheduled posts which would allow the process to continue while I was away from Internet access, busy with other things. And, somehow, this site has had 10,210 visits not including my checking into the site to check for comments or appearance. Needless to say, this is somewhat surprising as the topic of Jungian psychology is not exactly high on anyone’s agenda.
The process of sitting down to the computer and preparing photos and then reflecting has become a treasured process for me, a way to affirm that I am a writer and not just someone who thinks of being a writer. And so, with this first post that will begin a second year of blogging, I move forward.