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Friday, July 20, 2007

When I Started to Blog

When I started to blog. I made a promise. To myself. I decided that I would never feel like I had to write. But rather. If something welled up from inside. Or caught my attention. And I found myself composing in my head. Then. And only then. I would write. I've hit what I would call a dry spell. But really it's a distracted spell. Where I am just being. Gathering my resources. For when I travel again. In the meantime. I knit. I sleep. And I read.

I am nearly done with Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miro. Early on, she mentions going to a women's cooperative in Mumbai, where, if it weren't for handwork they did for the fair trade market, they would have nothing. That's why I travel. As part of an organization that sustains those women, and the basket makers in Rwanda, and the tea growers in Darjeeling.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sanjay said...

Lucia.. Yours is a job (if one might call it that) is one that a lot of would want to do. You truly do more good in this world than most of us can. It is a pleasure to know you a bit thru this space.

Would you recommend "Daughter of Ganges" for a read?

I also want to mention that I have been buying a lot of my gifts from the greater gift store in Delaware (Village Imports in Newark).

Have a great summer ahead.

8:38 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Ms. Lucia - I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I've said it before, I'll say it again - this is YOUR space - to run as you see fit.

We will be here when your "blogging dry spell" is over.

9:50 AM  
Blogger KC said...

I never wanted that either- to feel like I had to write something...which is why I've gone from daily posting to 3-4x/week. Hope you are doing well.

10:02 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I made a similar promise to myself. With the addition that i would never start out a post apologizing for it.

I am glad that you are well.

11:19 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

It's good to see you again.. and, of course, with a book recommendation at that! None of us can ask for more. :)

I'll bet we all hit dry spots, sooner or later.


Peace,

~chani

12:17 PM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

Dry spells are nothing more than replenishing time. Enjoy the lack of rain, and I look forward to your juicy stories again, when you have them to share.

3:59 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Take your time. I will keep checking patiently for your wonderful stories!

10:26 AM  
Blogger jen said...

lucia, another book. i just finished your last recommendation and loved it so here i get to go again, trailing after Lucia, reading her books. i love it. and i miss you and support your need to write geniunely or not at all.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

I was just talking to a young woman about the work you do--- she has some issues with her documentation and need to go to where her family is from (a place she has never lived)
The reason you came up? A job where it is not about where you are from, but about where you are going and how you can help

9:39 AM  

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