Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 1: Digging Things Up

The blog is up and running! Barely, I know. It’s a skeleton of its future graphic glory, but we have to start somewhere.

As I’m an organic, mercurial soul, this place will likely evolve quite a bit over time. I love to rearrange the furniture and redecorate, totally alter my wardrobe and switch-up my hair color at a moment’s notice, so be warned: here be change.

That being said, I hate change. Hate, hate, hate, hate change. I fear it. I fight it with everything I have. And yet I cultivate it, too. I’ve been digging around my new house recently, trying to plant things. I’m a wuss, so this turns out to be hardcore work. The soil in Virginia is red-clay and here in Rockingham County, we sit on a bed of limestone known as bluestone. We hacked through a house-sized stream of rock to put in the foundation for our house.

So you can imagine what digging in the as-yet-to-be-a-garden is like. Hard, rocky, frought with obstacles and muddy situations. But I’m determined. I want my “barely green” mcmansion to be surrounded by beauty. It’s a fairly barren place just now. It takes imagination to see beauty in this rocky soil. But I have a lot of imagination.

This blog is the same. I’m in the imagining phase, the digging around and seeing what rocks I hit phase. We’ll be here a while. But I hope, if you’ll come along on the journey with me, you’ll have a chance to see something beautiful sprout up.

It may be a little wild. There will definitely be some nasty weeds. There could even be hilarious slips in the mud. (You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you)? But, I guarantee, somewhere all the way, there will be blossoms.