The Ghosts Among UsJune 4, 2011
To My Iberian Brothers &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; SistersJune 20, 2011
Much to my surprise, I am finding that the process of writing this blog has been an enjoyable one. It’s different from the other writing I do, and I find the informal nature of the medium liberating. (Could I have possibly said that in a more formal way? What can I say—some habits are hard to break…)
But though the blog has been fun, it’s still a time commitment, and as I work on finalizing the manuscript of my novel, time is a hot commodity these days. I don’t want to post stuff here just for the sake of posting an entry. Smart folks can spot filler a mile away, and I write this blog under the assumption that my readers are smart. (I can’t stand it when publications of any kind talk down to their audience.)
So rather than post a rambling entry that says nothing (kind of like this one…), I will be a little less active on this blog over the next few weeks. I will try to fill the gap with shorter bursts on Twitter, so please follow me @sofiaperez_nyc. And instead of the typical full-blown entries, I may end up posting some photos here in the days ahead. I hope you’ll be patient and stick with me through this short break. I promise to be more fully present here in the very near future.
And in the interim, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes, a line that I turn to when I’m feeling overwhelmed—which is often. Though I first saw it on a greeting card, it is no less profound for its source:
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”