Gosh! It’s been too long since I’ve posted a blog entry and while I can make all the excuses in the world I will settle upon the excuse of life, simple as that. Aside from securing a new job and in the home stretch for the first half of the semester, nothing more can be provided to explain the length of time between blog entries.
Oh, there is a the fact that my mind has been in a gridlock since … let me think; November? … November.
Both on a conscious and sub-conscious level it’s as if my mind disappears for a spell or two, actively thinking of things but cannot secure a single thought. I believe it’s mainly due to several things experienced one after another.
The first in these series of events was The Hunger Games. I finally got around to reading the series during the week of Halloween and I have to say, no other series gripped my mind so forcefully as did this story. Well, nothing since The Harry Potter series. I ended up reading the whole story, in its entirety, a total of three times before forcing myself to focus on something else.
I believe the reason for this is the story itself. The philosophical questions it purposefully make you ask just … gripped me. I couldn’t help relate to Katniss and her cause. I couldn’t help thinking “What would I do if I lived in that type of era?” I couldn’t stop thinking of what my role would be in a community such as District 12 and in a society like Panem.
The next event would be the passing of my grandfather. I miss him dearly and think of him often. I had the honor, though I admit I was very nervous, of giving his eulogy. That was another feat! I’ve only known this wonderful man 28 years of his entire life. 🙂 I did enjoy talking with my grandmother about him–just remembering him, and all of my other relatives for that matter.
The next was ‘Wicked.’ Yes, Wicked. I had the wonderful opportunity to watch the broadway hit ‘Wicked’ this past winter and the experience tops the charts of “Jei-Nhy’s Greatest Life Moments.” Well, ok, maybe 2nd only to my wedding day, but it’s definitely in the Top 5.
“Are people born wicked? Or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?” <– Tagline from the production, in case you're wondering. And what a question! From the Panem I experienced with the Hunger Games to the untold story of the witches of Oz, can you blame my mental gridlock? What a question! (Yes, I'm saying it twice)
Then the new year, the new semester, the new job–my mind hasn't had the chance to shuffle through all these thoughts. *sighs*
I am hoping to start posting some of entires on these big occasions shortly, once I am able to make heads or tails of it all and actually organize them into coherent thoughts 🙂 .
I appreciate you bearing with the dry spells. I'll have to head back to the writer's gym. Until next time …