See the pen go, look look.

      A man said to me once... Or maybe I read it somewhere, in a discussion about what it took to start writing they said… there was ,”nothing to it, all you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” How wrong he was, how wrong I was for thinking that he spoke the truth. Committing to saying something to the world on a daily basis as I decided to do is hard. 

     "So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it," that’s another great saying. This time I know I read that in a book by Harold Acton. Here’s the thing, its one thing to say that you are going to start a blog and stick to it. The stream of ideas doth run dry. 
      I started this blog in March, a couple of posts later I ran out of things to talk about.

      In August ideas flowed fast and free, by September (yesterday) I had run out again.

     I have found that I write better about the things I know. My great blessing has become my greatest folly. It is hard to find variations of "See Vaal live."
      I could have:
      Run Vaal run,
       Look Vaal look look, see Spot go
       See Vaal jump, jump Vaal jump!
     But that's where i start and end, anything else i may think to write about could make me end up in jail. 
      So will I do this again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow? Such great decisions about ones life.

     "It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.  How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?  For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone.  That is where the writer scores over his fellows:  he catches the changes of his mind on the hop." This string of words and punctuation marks by Vita Sackville-West sums up why i do this over and over, why i blog again and again.


  1. Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O'Brien

  2. Vaal got your DM on twitter and I must say you have some interesting stuff going on here, will drop by when I get chance. icouragen

  3. Come get some notes, got a basket full, u will like ths hey

  4. For as long as I can read, for as long as you keep bloggingfoams for as long it takes yes, I will keep following thee!

  5. Tawanda from school14 September 2011 at 14:58

    I'm kept entertained every time i open your blog. So keep on...


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