I generally don't enjoy using the internet. I know it may sound odd, but I get bored with it and never know what I should look up. However over the past few days a lovely change has occurred in my relationship with the internet. Actually, we really didn't have much of a relationship before, as I was bored and ambivalent, and it was not eager to pursue. The transformation happened this past Monday when I discovered on my Blogger dashboard a tab called Blogs of Note. I was stunned and delighted with the knowledge that my netbook loved me so much that it had hidden in its depths a tab linking me to a plethora of edgy, beautiful, creative blogs. There are blogs out there that have themes. Who knew?
I tend to be a big picture person, caring very little about the details of life. So I talk and write about the process and experience of life, but not really about the details of living life. My discovery of these "Blogs of Note" has altered my perception a bit, and taught me more about myself than any self-help book ever could. I have discovered that I enjoy blogs that deal with detail. I may be somewhat confusing with my talk of details, for I know what I am talking about although it may be completely unclear to you, or you think that you know perfectly well what I am talking about and you really don't. Here are some of the details that I have discovered that I like quite a lot:
Sketches of clothing and shoes. There are some fantastic fashion and art blogs out there. I never imagined that I could find such joy from looking at sketches of clothes, shoes, and other interesting things that a person may use to adorn themself. As a teenager and when I was in my early twenties, I enjoyed drawing; however, for some inexplicable reason I let go of that interest.The simplicity and elegance of the drawings that I found on www.upanddowntown.blogspot.com, have inspired me to buy a sketch book and pencils; yes, and use them to draw.
There are some fantastic dolls out there made of clay, porcelain and other materials that I know nothing about. I didn't find barbie dolls, but dolls with the most exquisite details from the hair to the lips. Yesterday I found a doll that was so stunning, I had never seen anything quite like her, she was truly a work of art. Great care was given to every detail, from the waves in her flowing black hair, to the cracks in her full pouty lips. I wanted to buy her and all of her beautiful silk outfits, but she was $4,000.00.
Psychoanalysis: I found a wonderful site about the experiences of a woman living in California and studying at a psychoanalytic institute.
So, at the moment the big picture doesn't interest me as much as the details of living: dolls, fashion, art, Freud, and colorful underwear (I didn't mention that one, although it had merit). I look forward to the details that my journey will lead me to next week.