Monday, December 29, 2008

Um, hi?

I'm thinking about blogging again, but seem to have a combination of writers block and abject terror that I have nothing to say, or worse, that I do, but it's incoherent or at least stupid,

So here's me putting my foot in the water with nothing to say, just to break the ice or something, hopefully I'll be back soon.

I watched "Finding Nemo" the other night for the first time maybe since it came out. I'd forgotten, there's one part where they have to take a big risk and the one fish says "how do you know nothing bad will happen?" and the other fish says "I don't"

I swear this was the best insight I've received from the universe over the last decade or so, something I really need to hang onto - If you're alive sometimes you just gotta push through even with no clue how bad it might be. A timely reminder for me too. Ah, the wisdom of Pixar


Zach Alexander said...

I hope you do come back! I miss hearing from you.

(Sorry my LiveJournal is what it is)

Martin Kelley said...

"Cars" has been the daily rotation Pixar flick around here but "Finding Nemo" gets squeezed in often enough that I mostly know it. I always have to go to another room for that opening scene with the mom though...

And hi. And welcome back if you are coming back :)

Liz Opp said...

Hey you. It'd be great to read more of your thoughts... You've made me look at things differently because of what you've posted, and I hope you'll be less hard on yourself and more true to yourself (what else would you expect me to say?).

And if you haven't seen "Bolt" yet, I recommend it, both for the fun of it and for the message. (I'm not sure the upcharge for the 3-D version is worth the added expense, though.)

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up

Jeanne said...

Welcome back. I've missed your presence online as well.

James Riemermann said...

I miss your voice out here, too, Pam. There's a humility and vulnerability in it that is pretty nice to find in blogland. It shows up in the first paragraph on this post with nothing to say.

Along the same lines of the line from "Finding Nemo," here's my all-time favorite quote from James Thurber: "There is no safety in numbers, nor in anything else."

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, James reminds me of another quote about fear.

"There are no guarantees. From a place of fear, there are none strong enough. From a place of love, there are none needed."