Wednesday, January 30, 2008

the new Me; a new year

This change had been coming. It had been festering. I needed something different.

I'd like to thank Angie for rocking this new banner and for really helping me identify what I was after. I wanted a room of my own, a view of my own to inspire my own writing and thinking and believing in myself and my world, again. (Thanks, Angie!)

But, I didn't want to let go of the idea of these letters completely. I just didn't want to feel confined to writing letters.

Between the Lines ... it's the rest of life, isn't it? How much goes unsaid between people? I think about all that happens in my day -- a mere 12 hours -- and how much of that I cannot easily convey to anyone, including my husband.

Sure, I give the highlights -- Jadyn's drawing circles; Liana's making piles -- but me, my thoughts, this motherhood trench, gets lost in all of the day's energy.

But, here ... here, is where the rest -- the stuff between the lines, between the acts -- unfolds.

Not much will change -- only everything, just like every day.

Edited to add: Couldn't you just sit under that tree all day?


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17 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

I love the new look. I think the new theme will be freeing.

tlc said...

Nice Shawn...I really like what you have done with the place. I was thinking the same way earlier this week. I started to start over anyway. I have had a block...can't convey much right now and don't really understand why. I am still writing...just not here. I will be back, really busy with life, work, all of the extras. I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I still want to get together, even if it is just you and I and the girls on a weekday when I can leave my world and come to yours! I will talk to you soon! tlc

~Amber~ said...

LOVE the new blog and I am so glad you are going to blog about other things too. I think you are a brilliant writer and I look forward to reading your blog everyday and now I will REALLY look forward to it!!!!

village mama said...

Great banner, it's so sexy, strong, rockin', whimsical, and so much more, lots of depth. Way to keep creating!!

bella said...

Oh Shawn, I LOVE the new look, the new banner, this new feel.
Between the lines, this is perfect.

ONEDIA said...

Shawn, your new motif is striking and captures your intent perfectly.

best regards.
o.

lesleysmeshly said...

As usual, you said it perfect. I love the new look, the new attitude, the new everything.

Shannon said...

Oooo, newness! So exciting! Love the new room and the new room for you to express yourself.
ps. Does anyone else see faces in the tree?
(...off to self-medicate :-P)

Bastet said...

I love the new look...and yes, I could sit under that tree - all day!

Shelli said...

I LOVE IT!!!

marta said...

Great banner. Reminds me how tempting I find templates. Every once in a while I go through the wordpress templates wondering if I should try something new. Never do, but I still love looking at the graphics. Good choice. Happy writing.

Megan said...

can't wait to read what happens next! Happy writing!

Mama Zen said...

I love it!

Jena Strong said...

Strong, soft, mysterious, inviting - love it.

storyteller said...

Now that's a wonderful tree! I love this new look and the way you're shifting things around in your mind. Seems like life's been tough for a while but you do a marvelous job of writing your way through experiences freely. I stopped by to let you know I left something for you at Small Reflections on the 29th because I appreciate your blog and think it's filled with treasures.
Hugs and blessings,

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Love the new look and the new theme. It is very inviting to me!!

She She said...

I love the new banner (and the Virginia Woolf quote). I've updated you on my blogroll. And I wanted to let you know I've found your recent posts even more inspiring than usual (and that's saying something). Thanks.