I had a lovely long email from another blogger yesterday who’d suspended blogging for a long month. I’d dropped a few comments at his place asking where he was and if he was alright. In yesterday’s email, he said he’d run into the ‘why do I do this and what difference can it make?” moment.
Such a human moment. We ask those questions all our lives. Some answers are so apparent we’re not ever aware we’ve asked the question. Why do I acquire a residence? Shelter. Why do I work at a job? To shelter, feed and clothe myself. Why do I take a long walk? To sooth my soul.
And when one bumps up against the why of an activity like blogging, there’s a tendency to miss the obvious and look outside ourselves. But the answer is much closer to home. It’s simple and obvious: We do it because we want to.
J.P. will be blogging again. Welcome back – I look forward to reading you again.
In your absence, you’ve missed a bit of my countdown. So to bring you up to date: today is the 237th day of the ninth year of the war in Afghanistan.