As reader numbers dwindle and blog comments become fewer, I've been asking myself if I should continue blogging about candles in my greenhouse, playing music to plants, gardening and how to make iced coffee!
Is it all too trivial and self indulgent?
I found myself thinking lately of the people who lived on the south coast of England during the war who could actually hear the fighting in France as they went about their daily lives. There will be people still alive who remember that. How did they cope? They had the additional horror that people were deliberately killing each other - at least our current efforts are about saving and helping each other.
Going about my comfortable life here while witnessing the terrible distress of some people's experience of this pandemic is disturbing, but watching the news feels obligatory. Much of it now consists of speculation and accusation and I find myself talking to the screen, shouting even at world leaders who think that mass rallies in the midst of a contagious viral disease are a good idea. Oh dear.
How much to talk about it here is another dilemma.
My blog title is Live Simply, Simply Live, and my default question when in a dilemma is What would be simplest?
Victor Frankle in Man's Search For Meaning has another good question (and I do like a good question). In this situation, what can be done?
I enjoyed this article about 12C poet Chomei, who lived in isolation and wrote a small book about his tiny home and his immediate environment. Later 'he chides himself for his vanity in writing it and puts down his pen.'
He is described as an unhappy man so maybe, in the hope that what interests me in my home and surroundings also resonates in some way with you, I will continue for now....
I will avoid pontificating on world affairs, continue to look for and delight in the good and the beautiful (my contention has always been that it would be churlish not to) and try to Simply Live, in spite of everything!
I am looking forward to that book. Have any of you read Victor Frankle?
Thank you for reading and especially for commenting. :-)