I'm starting a new discipline - I think, I hope - God willing.
Immediately after morning prayer I will begin painting, rather than writing. It's a better use of my time. Then manual work after that and writing later in the day perhaps. Then a return to painting and evening prayer. Sounds monastic - but it's not.
It is mid day now and I just came online. I checked news and a few other blog sites - not interested in any of it. If only I could be completely detached from the Internet and go back to life without wasting my time on trivia and gossip - religious and secular.
I checked my old blog, Rome-ing Catholics, looking for an old post I could possibly re-publish. "How pretentious!" I said to myself. The posts are an embarrassment. There remain comments that those who wrote them could be embarrassed about as well. Are we certain we want to document every stupid thing we think about for posterity?
A couple of the old commenters have gone on to 'celebrity' status. They were - are - ambitious... and possibly deluded.
Which reminds me - my painting "Blognic" featuring a few former 'online friends' is coming along fine. It's taking a long time - but I'm hoping it turns out well.
Have a nice day.