Sunday, September 03, 2006

New Journal Pages, New Zit and Other Profundities

I still haven't figured out how to have my jpgs appear with my blog entries in my wordpress blog. I'm a bit uninhibited in writing my entries there. Probably because I know no one is really reading it because I haven't promoted its url. Crazy, really!

Anyhow I've ended up making these pages in "The True & The Questions" journal by Sabrina instead of making a piece on "peace." I meant to do that but these pages are what spilled out of me today so here they are.

Now I'm beginning another page in that journal again and I've begun to add more text on this page but I'm too lazy to take another picture so you won't see the new stuff I've added on it until I've done so.

Bugger! I've sprouted another zit just now. I've been eating this vegan ham made of seaweed and soy all week. Soy gives me zits due to its high fat content. For those of you who aren't vegans you don't know the value of eating vegan ham despite the fact that it gives you zit because it really tastes like spam. Glorious!

Moving on. I just realized that this "The True & The Questions" journal, is really about making lists and that I've been a listmaker most of my adult life. I remember making lists using the typewriter when I was in college. Being a procrastinator, lists are my way of dealing with my inequities in following through with what I start. Being an arian, I'm big on starting new things but I'm not good in the finishing department. This is actually what I've begun to write in the margins of "My worries" page and the page after that.

Making lists is like an exercise in self-commitment. Once I've listed it down my internal gears have no other recourse but to set out to complete the task enumerated therein. No matter how much time it takes I don't throw out the list until I've done so. Otherwise I just carry over the unfinished task in a new list.

Its really an obsessive compulsion. Can you tell? Hah! You've found me out eh? Right. On to my lists then.


At 7:36 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Love the journal pages! I have restarted a journal a la Sabrina and find her youthful exuberance to be a challenge albeit a fun one! Good luck in your journaling!

At 6:40 AM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

These journal pages are wonderful Winnie Rose. You have such a distinctive style.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger wrr said...

Thanks, Rhonda and Heather. Its been a great help for me to journal since I started going back to teaching after my medical leave. Its all I've been able to do since then. I miss clothdoll making but journaling is good too.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger sophie said...

I love journaling and yours is
so inspiring.

Love your lines and color:)

At 5:59 AM, Blogger wrr said...

Wow Sophie. Really? I'm happy to hear that. Thank you for saying so.

I'm just happy to be able to pour myself into these pages. They're my sanctuary.


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