My contributions to this blog have been sporadic - at best - in recent years. There have been fits and starts, brief moments when I felt inspired and pushed something out into the universe, and moments when I withdrew again into silence.
There were a lot of reasons, I thought:
- The world has moved towards visuals, not words, and with the rise of platforms like Tik Tok the written word almost seems antiquated and heavy, and our attention span seems shortened
- The pandemic blew in like a hurricane and while bowling us over with the winds of fear quietly stole joy and with it some of the motivation to write, well, anything
- Fort McMurray has changed so much over the years, and so many of those I wrote to and for have moved on, calling new places home
- Topics seemed elusive as the world centered around the pandemic and the impacts