New Years: Next Steps. Or Wing Flaps. Or…
While it did not quite make it to RESOLUTION stage, I did think for two consecutive minutes at least about some of the trends in my life that I want to continue with greater focus, and those that I want to extinguish, making way for more productive uses of my time.
Somewhere in this mix, during the longest period of blog-neglect since June 2002, was the issue of blogging and the time and focus it takes from all the things that I was not a part of in 2002.
That being as it may, and not for public rumination (I gave that up long ago at Fragments) I have set up more orderly and intentional format for thinking out possible blog posts for the week or weeks ahead.
This morning, I offer a quote that could potentially (and in years past would) twig off in all sorts of fruitful directions. The world remains such a vastly interesting place–an immense world of delight, indeed!
“How do you know but that every bird that cleaves the aerial way is not an immense world of delight closed to your senses five?” So marveled William Blake two centuries before we had the tools to confirm that, at the very least, every dog is a world of delight closed to our limited powers of sensorial perception.
Quote above fromÂ Diane Ackerman on the Secret Life of the Senses and the Measure of Our Aliveness — Brain Pickings
And out of that, a possible post on “quantum biology” the world of animals that we cannot share and cannot even imagine experiencing: This would truly be a rich field of bio-information to think and write about. Nah.
How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell — Brain Pickings
And regarding the thought world of dogs and their owners, you have to read aboutÂ this poor pup pictured above who lost his legs as a very small pup after becoming frozen in a puddle. What an amazing will to live and to love, and the latter, strongly in both directions.