This happens to me every season on ice: it’s 6 weeks until the end of summer and I haven’t put up a blog post in approximately eight million years.
One of the reasons I wanted to come back to Antarctica is because it helps me to notice things, to write. And I have been writing, but mostly to myself; journaling and jotting notes on surfaces, my hands, scraps of paper, napkins.
It’s 2015, did you notice? Do you make resolutions? Here are two of my many: 1) I am going to start paying more attention to gratitude, which I will mostly keep to myself but it might leak in here every now and then and 2) I am going to try and post more frequently, even if it’s just a photo.
So let’s start small and then I will back up and catch you up with Antarctic 2014-2015 goings-on, how does that sound?
Here is something I am grateful for: for the sound of fluttering ocean current under porous, melting ice. For wind ripples on open water and the blue of the ice under that water, so crisp in the sun. For the unlikely steam rising off of lava soil, and for one little penguin, very far away amongst the seals.
Did you make resolutions? Care to share them?
4 thoughts on “Resolve.”
I can see your penguin.
Hm…I’m not sure he’s in this one!
Gratitude is good stuff. The older I get, the more I believe that the practice of cultivating gratitude is as sure a path to happiness as there exists in this life. Thank you, as always, for sharing your travels and thoughts with us!
(In the last 4 months most of what I’ve noticed is that writing a novel is a pain in the @#$@, and once I’ve written “the end”, I’m never going to do it again.)
Thanks, Pablo…cultivating gratitude is a good way to think about it! I can’t wait ’til your novel comes out!