Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Window Closes


I read somewhere about a doctor who wrote poetry.
He scribbled the poems on the back of prescriptions
as he waited in his surgery for each patient.

That is what blogging is like for me.
I write in small slivers of time.

But now other things demand my full attention
even in those tiny fragments of time
that I had thought were my own.

I must turn away from my window for a while
although it is hard to do so.

I know that you will understand.

36 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh, Alice, I'll miss you heaps, and I hope that whatever is pulling you away is just life's fullness and not something grave. Will hope that you might "accidentally" have a chance to post now and again. I'll be saving up for that lavender-clad monastic retreat in France...

Sarah S. said...

Oh Alice! I hope everything is OK! I will miss you buckets.

Hope to catch up with you soon

You can e-mail me anytime :)

blackbird said...

I felt this coming - not in a bad way or a good way...I just knew.
But I don't know that all is well with you and yours and can only hope it is - that you are terribly busy.

bluemountainsmary said...

I will miss you so much - but totally understand of course.

I need to see if I responded to your last email - I had it all written in my head but not sure if I sent it - will check now!

X

Ali said...

Some wise woman (I think it was you) said blogs follow life.

Better to have the courage to step away for a while.

But my morning routine is buggered.

driftwood said...

I'll miss your daily musings Alice, like Ali they give a perspective to my day.

I hope you find sometime for yourself, if not to blog then at least to reflect on all the things that happen in your lovely family.

and I hope this doesn't mean we can't ever get together for a great Northern bloggers cup of tea and cake.......

take care. x

peppermintpatcher said...

Your window will still be here when you fell the need to record those slivers again.

trashalou said...

Windows can always be reopened.

Trust all is well.

trashalou said...

Windows can always be reopened.

Trust all is well.

Sian said...

I will miss you too. Thank you for the quiet beauty that you have shared with us and I hope that it will not be too long before the window is opened once more.
Wishing you all good things
:o)

Ali Honey said...

I wonder which did more good - the poems or the prescriptions?

Take care - be happy.

BreadBox said...

Oh dear. I'll restrain myself....
when really what I want to do is open wide that window, and scream "NOOOOOOOO....."
Good luck with everything... and do email us all if you're coming back: we'll bake you a virtual cake and throw you a big Prodigal Magpie Party!

N.

Gina said...

Along with others I will miss you too but it is a good thing to be able to step back when necessary. Hope all is well and you will come back - even if only occasionally.

Florence said...

Alice, I will miss your posts, but hope that your break from blogging is full of lovely distractions and hope all is well for you. x

RW said...

Oh- yes. I will miss you too. But, as with BB - I had a strange sense about this. Take care.

panyan pickle said...

I will miss your daily musings more than words can say. I hope that it is just the start of a new term that is occupying all your thoughts and that you will come back to your window and shake a duster out from time to time.

eurolush said...

Alice, even when you post a short good-bye, you are terribly eloquent.

Perhaps now's the chance to revisit some of your past posts...

farm mom said...

I will miss you my friend. I'll be waiting at the window. xoxo

Dragonfly said...

I'll miss you Alice. Simple as that. Your words...your photos...

kristina said...

I'm going to miss your posts so, so much. But maybe this just means we'll have even more to talk about when we finally manage to meet up at Petersham :) K x

Lucy @ Attic24 said...

Alice, your daily posts will be sorely missed, but of course it goes without saying that I understand totally.

And it also goes without saying that I will still check your blog every single morning (as I always do), waiting for your return.

Come back when the time is right, I'll be here.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Frankofile said...

William Carlos Williams was the poet/doctor I think?

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

Jackie said...

Like everyone else who commented I'll miss you too. But hope you will enjoy life with the window shut.

fifi said...

I will be calling by to look up at the window, i do like it ere, it is always restful, pretty, or fragrant, and often both.
You do seem to conjure up the whole picture.

Did you open a restaurant?



all the best from me.

monica said...

just keep in touch, ok?

dottycookie said...

Oh we'll miss you, and will be waiting for your return.

Hope all is well (also hoping for Loop reunion sometime fairly soon!)

readersguide said...

Oh dear. I am sad, too, and hope all is well, and understand completely, and hope you are back soon. Thanks!

Gin said...

Tend to your needs! We'll be here for you when you can open those windows again... All my best.

Fairlie said...

Oh no! I hope you'll be back at the window soon. All the best with whatever draws you away...I'll miss you.

Margaret said...

Alice, I'll miss your blog! I hope you'll be able to get back to posting sometime, but I totally understand. We all need a break sometimes!
All the best,
Margaret

silverpebble said...

I hope time away from your blog is not caused by anything distressing and that you will return soon. All best wishes - you'll be missed!

pebbledash said...

Alice...I think it was you who said life is not for spending in front of the computer screen. To living!

Suse said...

I love the mental image of the window and the courtyard.

x

Ginnie said...

Oh, Alice! You are one of the main influences that got me started blogging, and I'm so grateful to you for all your encouragement! It's been a pleasure reading your exquisite words and seeing your beautiful pictures. All the best as something else takes up those slivers of your life that we enjoyed so much. Love, Ginnie

Melody said...

You will be missed. I love your posts. THey always make me feel at peace...

Tutta la Storia said...

Alice--I am sorry to see that you are leaving--your blog was a great safe and sweet spot for me to land in every few days. I hope that you and yours are well.