Zeitgeist and the month of December…
I am planning to blog through the month of December, you know one of those blog everyday kind of clubs. I like the idea of them a lot – though I’m not promising anything spectacular, because I tend to get sidetracked a lot, but I am planning to blog at least a little.
I wasn’t even going to bother attempting another one of these things – the dismal failures and the guilt, the added stress from the guilt, who needs it really!?!
I suppose if I actually made it all the way through I’d feel pretty awesome but it’s all good.
Actually, what most excited me about this blog all the month thing was the theme – Zeitgeist – isn’t that just one of the coolest words ever? It just sounds cool. I am thinking of adopting it as my theme for 2011 – I’m not joking, I like it that much.
In case you don’t know (or haven’t googled a defintion yet) here’s an overview of the meaning from wikipedia:
is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual,ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
Okay, I haven’t tested where all those other hyperlinks go, but I was too lazy to edit them out. Isn’t that just cool – basically the theme is to express you – your life and all that. Isn’t that what most of try to do anyway? Express some piece of the life that we are living?
I just dig how it sounds and I’m going to make a more concentrated effort to think about what truly represents ME. What makes me the me that I am.
So, in that spirit, here’s a photo, because I haven’t been posting enough of them lately:
I may have already posted this one, but I love it. It is from my trip to the San Juan Islands (I really haven’t bee taking many photos). I love the moodiness of it. I love the overcast clouds, the soft light. So the opposite of the desert where everything seems washed out most days from the glare of the bright, bright sunlight.
But, I always find contrasts interesting, especially of the opposite kind.
So, here’s to some more posts and some more pondering of the zeitgeist of it all.