‘Over every mountain there is a path, athough it may not always be seen from the valley.’ ~ Theodore Roethke
Watercolour and Wax Resist by Martin King
This painting ~ by my husband Martin ~ illustrates how I’ve been feeling about the current situation in the UK. Enough has been said and written about last Thursday’s EU referendum, so I’m not going to add to the confusion ~ I’ll let the picture speak for me!
The quote above it (shared on Facebook by Serendipity Corner) reminded me that there is usually a solution to the most challenging of situations, even if we aren’t able to see that at the time.
So I’m focusing on the welcoming light in the little cottage and trusting that we will be guided safely over the mountain of chaos facing our country right now. May you be guided on your path too!
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I haven’t had a ‘proper’ computer connected to the internet for about four years ~ ever since wifi technology rendered my old, wind~up one obsolete. So I’ve been publishing my blogposts through ‘WordPress for iPad’ ~ a challenge which I quite enjoyed…… in the beginning.
But bending my head to type on a touchscreen keyboard for more than twenty minutes has become uncomfortable and frustrating ~ so much so that I’ve been less inspired to write, more inclined not to bother. Which didn’t seem to matter when I wasn’t too well but I do miss it. I’ve expressed myself in writing ever since I learned how to and I’d like to reclaim this important part of ‘me.’
Martin believes that it’s the things you don’t buy (or do) that you regret, so last weekend I took advantage of a discount offer in the computer store and treated myself to a new lap~top.
These things are never as simple to set up as the tech~savvy young salesmen would have you believe. Our internet service went down for nearly 24 hours, just as the machine had started installing an upgrade to the operating system. Which wasn’t too useful. It was like being a kid on Christmas morning, when Santa delivers the toys you were hoping for…… but no batteries…….and there aren’t any lying around the house…….not even a couple you can borrow from some other appliance…….and all the shops are closed until tomorrow. You’ve received exactly what you asked for but you just have to sit looking at it, waiting until Boxing Day before you can actually play with it.
As you can see my box of electronic tricks has now been activated and I’ve logged straight on to WordPress to test drive the full~sized programme. Typing is a joy ~ the keyboard makes satisfying ‘clicks’ and I don’t have to hunch over it, like I tend to on the iPad ~ accidentally tapping wrong letters on tiny~screen keys and sending auto~correct (and myself) into meltdown.
Talking of which…….I’ve just accidentally published this test post. Eek!
unused to the different page layout, I pressed the wrong button and shared my random ramblings with the world before I was ready. Ah, well ~ I’m sure I’ll get more competent, with practice. That minor mishap aside, this new arrangement seems to be working well for me ~ after a couple of hours typing, I feel fine.
And I’m hopeful inspiration will begin to flow freely once more, now that I am sitting comfortably
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Nurturing Thursday is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about it, or to find out how you can join in, press this link.
Other ‘Nurturing’ contributors are:
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Tea and Paper
Bowl of Cherries