Sometimes I think, “Oh I should post this on Instagram.” It could be my morning hike, or a home project, or a beautiful view at the farm.
But I rarely do.
With projects I usually don’t want to take the time to stop (I’ve learned to take pictures, at least most of the time). But mostly, my choice is about focusing on real life. I don’t live my life online. I enjoy the bit I share here on the blog and occasionally social media. But my life exists in the real world, and consciously staying offline keeps me focused on what’s real.
Do you feel a tug between real and virtual?
Here are some of the things that happened both offline and on this month:
What ancient cultures can teach us about the lost art of raising happy, helpful little humans.
A hallucinatory vision of modern hippie-luxe Not a typical interior design description
The Colonizer Playbook A great presentation of a heavy, hard topic.
Visualizing the climate future. I’m not as optimistic as this presentation. What do you think?
We’re ending the month with, of course, Hallowe’en. We’ve carved our pumpkin (and tried the hand mixer hack), made Ellie’s ghost costume, and I expect to kick off November with lots of candy. A different sort of treat arrived at the farm yesterday, on loan from our farmer.
Putting it to work will take up the rest of my week (don’t expect as-it-happens social media coverage, but I’ll share a blog post here once I’m done).
I read Hunt, Gather, Parent sometime in the past couple of years (since Covid). Excellent book. My sons are both grown, but I’ve shared interesting nuggets from the book with others who haven’t traveled as far as I have on the parenting trail yet.
I want to pass it along to various parents I know too. I found it a very interesting resource.
I find that when I take pictures of the most special moments, sites or places, what’s special about them isn’t possible to capture. The picture can serve as a reminder for me or someone who was there, but when I share the picture, I can’t ever convey how special it was.
Very true. I especially find that with a beautiful scene. The picture never measures up.