Saturday, February 13, 2010

Time for a Change

I decided that it was time for a change for Absurdist Paradise, partly because some people have commented over time that the blog can be hard to read, but also because I've decided to turn over a new leaf. In order to combat my sometimes dark vision of the world, I've decided to respond with crochet and handmade things and what I'm calling a radical wholesomeness (progressive, of course, homey, backtotheland hippie-ish without the acid and the Kool-Aid) instead of my typical snark, which, while fun in a dark cynical way, hasn't made me happy. I see this new colorful template with its rounded edges as more exemplifying this newer approach to life. So there it is.

I'm taking a big leap toward faith and hope and hoping those things will take a giant leap toward me. In honor of such things, I'm rereading Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies. I also want to get out more into nature, where I feel like I can breathe. Of course, it's been snowing lately. I can't believe our local ducks, geese, and swans are still around and haven't flown south. The swans especially seem to flap around in the one bit of our pond that isn't completely frozen over. I have to remember to bring them some bread soon. And contact this local farm about their CSA. I want to be part of those things I think are good, instead of complaining about those things that I think are bad.

And pics of crocheted potholders are forthcoming, but I've really felt physically terrible today, so everything's a bit slow going.


Horace said...

So this is change I can believe in.

The new look is indeed more optimistic. Cheers to the leap of faith, and I'll be eagerly reading as the new form of your online work takes shape.

Anonymous said...


a radical wholesomeness (progressive, of course, homey, backtotheland hippie-ish without the acid and the Kool-Aid).


What Now? said...

Amen to the attempts to focus on the goodness in life -- something we all could do more of.

Ink said...

Hooray for positivity and creativity!

And lovely new blog look over here. I like the leafy header. :)