February 20th, 2006
i just trashed a long winded post that I didn’t really believe in.


The problem: Trying to write a post that is intelligent and enlightening, when I all I really want to do is tell you about how yesterday I felt the earth beneath my feet, carried sticks home on my hat, ripped a hole in my beige cordoroy pants with my bike chain, and wrote in my journal about how I have been craving the woods lately.
“The biggest hinderance to understanding a work of art is wanting to understand.” ~Bruno Munari

Feb 20 2006
3:31 pm
Jodi Lynn writes:

Oh Keri, I’m craving the woods as well! my husband walks in the woods all winter long, but i’ve been too lazy/cold/frightened (I broke my leg on ice a few years ago — we’re in a place w/ snow!) to go…though just today I was thinking I need to just GO anyway…

Feb 20 2006
3:37 pm
Lu writes:

Hey, sometimes you just have to keep it simple.

Feb 20 2006
4:14 pm
Velvet Brick writes:

…ahhh..
but Keri…
it is intelligent
and enlightening…

Feb 20 2006
4:16 pm
Jodi Lynn writes:

and, I meant to say your post *was* intelligent and enlightening — the so-called small details are what make life interesting, to me…they are what is truly important.

Feb 20 2006
4:16 pm
bohemiangirl writes:

this sounds like a yummy, rustic, nature-y day and Velvet is right…it is intelligent and enlightening.

Feb 20 2006
4:59 pm
MARYBETH writes:

Why is it WE FEEl everything has to be SPECTACILAR or it is nothing???
Namaste,
MB

Feb 20 2006
9:05 pm
sarai writes:

The others are right. The details are important too. You don’t always have to be abstract and profound. Sometimes there is more life in the concrete.

Feb 21 2006
4:56 am
Anja writes:

Sometimes reading about how someone carries sticks home on their hat and craves the woods is better than reading something enlightening. You always remind me of the good things, going out to explore and bringing things home – the weather right now makes me want to stay inside all day.
(By the way, what is that thinbg? A frozen leaf?)

Feb 21 2006
8:39 am
Sarah Pezdek-Smith writes:

I feel this way too when I post on my blog…i worry too much about my posts being interesting or insightful, afraid that if they are not…no one will want to visit me again. There are times when I have just wanted to write about about my day, what i had for lunch, what i bought at the store, etc…but I never do. Your post has opened me up to the idea of giving it a try…

Feb 21 2006
9:07 am
fern writes:

but what is that a picture of…a hoagie roll? a sand dune reflecting in the bay? does it really matter?

Feb 21 2006
9:59 am
keri Smith writes:

ha ha! it’s a mystery object.

Feb 21 2006
9:59 am
keri Smith writes:

ha ha! it’s a mystery object.

Feb 21 2006
9:59 am
keri Smith writes:

ha ha! it’s a mystery object.

Feb 21 2006
9:59 am
keri Smith writes:

ha ha! it’s a mystery object.

Feb 21 2006
10:11 am
Jes writes:

thanks for sharing, Keri! you’ve brought us closer to the woods you’ve been..

Feb 21 2006
10:41 am
beeb writes:

I’ve been craving the woods as well… in fact, we are looking to buy property at the moment- that has lots of woods… it’s so secluded that I look forward to the long walks like I use to have. I worry about something happening because there is so many “bad” people now-a-days. Be safe! :)

Feb 21 2006
11:07 am
PJ writes:

…discernment…
“If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth lifing.”-Henri Poincare
Why we keep coming back to your blog…your ability to grasp and put that in visual form!

Feb 21 2006
2:28 pm
Kim writes:

i like this post. i can smell it!

Feb 21 2006
2:56 pm
Richard writes:

Good … I will still read your work, lengthy or pithy, dark or illumintated with whatever it is that comes through your windows each day and warms your thoughs.
And a favor … Can you suggest three books I should pick up tomorrow (Wednesday here in Europe)as my one and only english language book shop goes out of buisness? I am setting out for some lengthy travel and will have ages of hours to read …

Feb 21 2006
4:23 pm
kristen writes:

it is in the tiny moments and the simplicity of life that we all can find the most beauty.

Feb 21 2006
5:21 pm
espana writes:

and that was just enough.

Feb 21 2006
5:35 pm
Sabine S. writes:

I have been having a very unnerving sensation fo the past few weeks. Every day I get weaker and weaker from hunger for a secluded forest somewhere, without any other people, where I can organize and look at all my thoughts in peace. It is becoming unberable, all of this city noise of cars and constant planes. I really need to get in touch with nature soon, before I go insane.

Feb 22 2006
4:13 am
herhimnbryn writes:

Sometimes, less is more.

Feb 22 2006
1:52 pm
A Stephanie in Arkansas writes:

I LOVE that Bruno quote. It’s on my cube wall wipe board. Blew me away when I saw it today in your post. Groovy you.

Feb 23 2006
1:37 am
m writes:

I don’t know about woods, but we do have lots of ocean and some good trails for walking … now that you’re only a few hours away, come and visit the central coast. Food and a good aerobed are yours …

Feb 23 2006
12:57 pm
Rhonda writes:

I know what you mean about nature…I have returned from 3 nights in a yurt in snowy winter.. the best times were when I laid down on the lake …alone….
solace is what I seek.


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