Tuesday, 29 March 2016
'The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'
I'm a great believer in the time being right to do certain things. Of moments in life that require special notice and adherence to. They are signposts, if we can but see them for what they are.
For many weeks, months really, I have struggled with screens. Computers, tablets, mobile phones. My eyes just don't like them. And neither does my brain. I'm uncomfortable with the electro-magnetic energy they project and how that interferes with our own energies and I don't like the way life disappears into them either.
So, I have made a decision to cut right back on all screens. I shall be telephoning people for a proper conversation instead of texting; I shall be writing letters once more as I always used to instead of emailing. I wish blogging were possible without computers but it isn't, so this decision means closing the blog down. Perhaps not forever, I don't know yet, but for the time being at least.
I know I will miss you all, and I want to say a true and heart-felt thank you to everyone who has read, commented on, or thought about the things I've put on here during the last couple of years. I hope it's been of interest and that you feel you've advanced your knowledge on things wild, which was a large part of the reason I began the blog in the first place: to share and spread knowledge that helps ensure the continued survival of our wild things and gives them the recognition they all deserve.
I have enjoyed every minute of blogging; the friends I've made, the humour we've shared, the things I have learnt from all of you. But it is time to do things differently now. I want to write differently too, putting pen to paper and conjuring something lasting. Hopefully I'll be back in a year or so with news of a book to share with you, if that happens expect a post to pop up.
I'm not entirely eschewing internet-based communication, so if you'd like to stay in touch leave your email address in the comments page. I won't print it.
So really all that's left is to thank you most sincerely for your company along the way, and to send you all good wishes and blessings.