Friday, October 2, 2015

Fallow.



The hopper was filled to the brim with harvest.



The field is now, for all intents and purposes, empty.

It is close cropped.

I can do no more for now.

No will, no wherewithall, no whatmenot.

I am fallow.






The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean when boredom seems the very stuff of life.
(Henry Miller)

12 comments:

  1. Fallow periods are important. Hope you feel regenerated soon.

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  2. We often miss the things that are speaking to us while we ourselves are speaking.

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    1. Indeed we always miss things...fortunately :-)

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  3. Fallow is good and essential, as you say. Sometimes you relish in it, the barely existing, and sometimes it gets you down. I'm enjoying fallow for quite a while now and go up and down in my reaction to it.

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    1. I think that is an interesting connection that we make between fellows and fallow.
      When one is down one is down. There is no IT for me.

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    2. Hmm... Depends on what 'down' means.

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    3. http://www.wittycomics.com/comic/101620

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  4. My comment follow your fallow, a layer of 'manure' for the next cutting: https://diigo.com/080ofx

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    1. Look forward to seeing what grows after the harvest :-)

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    2. Try this storify instead of the diigo link: https://storify.com/tellio/fallow

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    3. What I figure is that fallow is fertile.

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