You know those inspirational quotes, the cliche bits of wisdom that people put up on social media or on a mug or poster in the office? I’m starting to think that my morning view Instagram posts are like one of those. I have a finite amount of time in Berlin, and it would seem that taking these photographs is a way of reminding myself that every day is another day in this wonderful European city.
For the last three months, I’ve been blogging a lot more frequently than I’ve done for several years. It’s so much fun for me to do. I wonder how I’d let it slip slide away. And it makes me feel more like Craig, if that makes any sense. The Craig I was moderately happy with in the last decade blogged all the time. I also like that it gives me mental beanpoles for the rest of my work to be guided by. Organising thoughts into words helps organise thoughts into visuals. The act of blogging keeps my brain focussed during the day. It makes me pay attention and not let the day slip by.
It’s nice to know some people are reading it, too. And it’s been really nice to see some familiar names in the comments from the old days. That genuinely makes me happy and thankful. Here’s to you.
Have a lovely Xmas if you celebrate it, have a nice weekend if you don’t.
The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Formation by Beyoncé. I would love to know how this thing works. How I wake up with a song just there in my head. And how song A is there not song B or song C. Specifically because yesterday afternoon and evening, I had Ghost by Matilda in my head. It seemed so clear to me that there was no way anything else would be this morning’s song in my head. What went on in my brain during the night to erase that song, and put another one in its place?
On this day
A walk into town, 24 December 2007. A post about getting bored of waiting for a bus, and walking into town and remembering lots of places from my childhood in Lincoln.
Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article