Monday, January 9, 2012

Extra material

Like something out of a Dr. Seuss poem, this black and white photo posted by Cory Doctorow of a city building covered in coats top to bottom struck me as funny. My first thought was how warm the building looked. My second was - what's with all the coats?

They were from a merchant's overstock and he decided to get rid of them by hanging them out for all to see, which worked. People flocked to buy them and the police had to intervene, but every coat sold.

Sometimes people ask why I write this blog. I tell them because it shows people things they might not otherwise see. Maybe every now and then I even write a few words that someone fancies. I, too, have an overstock - not of material goods of any kind, because most likely I'd give those away - but of ideas, experiences and spiritual material, the kind that we all have in stock but maybe we don't take the time or have the time to share it.

Lately I haven't had much time at all to actually write on this blog. I've done the best I could to put up videos and links when I can. I've had years where I wrote so many posts people would ask- what's with all the posts? Circumstances change. Living with quadriplegia is never dull. Working, managing aides, keeping the equipment up, etc. can be like two full time jobs. I spent unplanned hours yesterday on a recalcitrant caster that was pulling the wheelchair out of line and causing an old injury to flare up. Then an aide came over and was able to work on it some more, but the time flies. Fitting the scheduling and tasks into the same 24 hour day can be daunting.

So here's to hoping that 2012 will be a year where I can write more on this blog. I certainly have material.


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to it. I've missed your blog!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your posts. They are *always* thoughtful, though-provoking and often many-layered.

Ruth said...

Thank you both very much :) Appreciate you reading the blog!