Yeah, yeah, I know I didn’t post yesterday. I think I’m the only one that really cares, but I was attacked by a bear, and well, when you’re attacked by a bear, you don’t really have time to write a blog post.
What kind of bear was it, you ask? Grizzly? Black bear? I should have clarified: bear is an acronym and operation that stands for:
Surprise. I’m starting my own Easter Bunny company.
In all seriousness, though, yesterday was one of those days that I just wanted to absorb what was happening and not have to produce or capture anything for the sake of it. In other words, I pulled a Sean O’Connell. (If you don’t get the reference, watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It’s amazing.)
I think in this age that relentlessly urges us to capture everything, we tend to forget about everything. This echoes the words of the lead singer of Switchfoot, John Foreman, who once said “recording is the art of forgetting.”
Now, this idea might seem to contradict the purpose of my blog, but I think there’s a fine line between producing and recording. Sometimes this line can be blurred and my writing can come across as simply recording instead of producing, but my overall goal is to produce and create meaningful content.
Days like today and yesterday help remind me of that—and hopefully it can remind you, too, to absorb what goes on in life and use it to create something meaningful yourself.