When I began this blog I probably expected it to be more political, opinionated on what's going on in the world. Whilst I've given my tuppence worth about some world events etc. I still haven't managed to blog about things such as the appalling situation in Lebanon and Israel. That is not to say that I don't have opinions on such matters, nor that I haven't thought about them or tried to inform myself about what's happening.
It comes down to a couple of factors. Firstly, for some reason the blog has become somewhere where I can dump random, even silly thoughts that go around in my head. Secondly, whilst I can easily discuss such matters face to face and throw out opinions/rebuttals at will in conversation, I always feel that if I write down my thoughts on situations such as Lebanon, it should be done with care, a lot of thought and from a very informed position. Such precision takes time and effort and I don't always have both to hand easily. Thirdly, I am reluctant at times to write really long posts. Personally, when reading blogs I find that long posts have to be very engaging for me to stick with them sometimes.
One thing I have learned since I began blogging is that I think way too much. Maybe in ways my blogging began as so many interests such as Sudoku do, to distract me. If I'm sitting with nothing to do my brain just doesn't stop. From what I have to do/didn't do at work, to mundane things I have to do in the house, to how situations such as Lebanon could possibly resolved, it's non-stop.
A former Linguistics lecturer of mine once told us "we are constantly doing language", ie even when we are not talking there is a constant stream of language going through our minds. My God he was right.
Think I need to go back to Yoga, it's the only time I've ever been able to really switch off and get to that floaty place where there is no background noise!
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