Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nothings and Somethings


I felt like I needed to write something today, but as I pondered (do we actually say that word out loud?) about what to write my mind felt muddled.  And then I questioned if I needed to write anything at all.  Would my blog be fine if left it on my sarcastic post from yesterday?  Would my blog look strange on Friday with my last post stuck on Monday?  And then I came to terms with the fact that it would be fine if I didn't post.  Time doesn't stand still and life happens.  If I don't have anything witty or profound to say in this little corner of the virtual world for awhile--this blog will still stay intact.  In fact, I see it all the time.  There are some blogs I probably stalk religiously waiting for when they post again.  And when they do...oh! how joyous the day (I kid...a bit). I think it's the anticipation, you know?  So what exactly does that mean for me?  I think it means that it's okay if I don't write today.  If I don't have anything to say sometimes it's better to not say anything. 

And yet, I am reminded of the famous line from YOU GOT MAIL where Kathleen Kelly writes to Joe Fox:  "The odd thing about this form of communication is that you're more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings."

I don't know if that is the same perspective someone should have in blog-land.  If writing about random tidbits and having pointless posts equals something at all.  But my heart of hearts tells me it does.  Because all these random moments are my life.  They are my thoughts and sometimes my dreams and most assuredly my perspective on life.  

So here is to a lot of nothings to start the day out right.     


6 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I love your blog whether you right something or nothing. Hope you have a happy day!

Sue said...

I think this little nothing just turned into something.

=)

Carin said...

Love it! I think it's just that that makes so many of the blogs I follow so good- you feel a connection with the nothings as well as the somethings.

Darren and Brandi said...

First of all, I love that movie. Second, I agree.

Stef said...

I look forward to your posts. I know sometimes I struggle when I really have nothing to say. It wasn't until recently that I gave myself permission to skip a day here or there. I only blog when I am at work and my schedule has changed. I felt bad because "I was letting down my readers." Guess what, I don't write for my readers. I write for me. And there are days when blogging just ain't in me.
No guilt.
PS, You've Got Mail is one of my fav's.

heather said...

Again: I heart you. A lot. And you quoted possibly my favorite movie.

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