April 8th, 2006
you are great
(high res version for you to print out.)
still getting over my cold. nose feels like someone took a cheese grater to it while I slept.
thank you for all the comments about the comments. I find myself still undecided, as you have already mentioned the decision is a personal one. some of my main thoughts on it are 1) comments (instant feedback) are unique to this medium and i think it’s an important distinction from other mediums such as books for example. 2) one can never know what post might spark an interesting discussion, maybe it is the one where I talk about my shoelace breaking or the fact that my ink spilled. 3) I will admit to also not wanting to spend energy on the personal attacks. But there are times when I feel I must defend and explain my ideas. the more people you have reading, the more you attract people who want to direct their anger at you. I acknowledge this is not a good use of my energy and time.
I am unable to respond to the amount of email and comments that I receive. I don’t like this because it forces me to make decisions about who and what I respond to. But there you have it. Life is like that. The same is true for my career, I am unable to participate in all of the projects I would like to and so must make choices about what to take on. The question comes down to ‘what is the healthiest choice for me in this moment?’ what will fulfill me? does the root of it come from the ego or is it my heart? As my friend Andrea likes to say, “What is the most alive choice for me in this moment?”