One of the problems with trying to write a blog or participate on social media is that it’s not always easy to think of anything to say. And even when you do have ideas, it’s all too easy to look at all the noise and start to wonder whether anyone anywhere could possibly be interested.
When the world news is full of death and damnation, a few pretty pictures and a light-hearted comment or two can hardly compete.
It seems worse than ever recently. After all, in order to write something new, it helps to come into contact with new ideas. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that each day is just a re-hash of the day before. The news is all about the pandemic; Zoom-call conversation is much the same, although it may include discussion of lockdown exercise, take-away coffees and socially distanced walks; as for TV and books, feeling in need of consolation, I have turned to comfort reading books I already know almost word-for-word and comfort viewing endless re-runs of TV detective series. It’s hardly stimulating stuff.
We are still supposed to only go out if we really have to, so I’ve cut down on my excursions, which were limited anyway to exercise and essential supermarket shopping. And if you don’t go out, you don’t usually see things that set you thinking.
But today sunshine and snow were forecast and, pandemic or not, I was determined to get a proper walk – preferably before everyone else was about.
So I was out in time to see the sunrise – which, whatever they had predicted, was about the only sun there was all day. I was home before the real snow came, but managed to take a few photos when I went out for some (essential) shopping later.
But, as I said at the start of this, it seems almost pointless to post them. Surely everyone else has equally good or better photos themselves. So I poured myself a glass of wine and was sitting here bemoaning my lot and wondering why I bother.
Then I noticed something, The reflection in the thick base of the tumbler is exactly the colour the sky was when I went out before dawn this morning.
I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to do with that thought, but it’s probably the most original idea I’ve had in a week!