I’ve begun to work on the blog. By ‘work’ I mean ‘pay attention’. Anything to which I pay attention is something I work on…
A bit clumsy that, as an expression, but I’m paying attention to the meaning of work. Thinking about what the word might mean to me?
Certainly it has hardly anything to do with paid employment. If I was to use the word work to refer to paid labour, a whole heap of my life would never be called work.
I work hard at relationships. Meaning I try my best to get on with people, to co-operate, conflict & challenge others in a productive manner. I put myself out for others, and I really do as much as I can to develop myself in the context of my wider society. I work hard on all this. As you do too, I suspect…
Right now, I’m paying attention to my choice of words. I’m picking them carefully, although a bit quickly, in the hope that they’ll convey my meaning to you. Working at communications.
So when am I not at work?
Certainly when I’m cooking, I’m working. Ironing is hard work. House-cleaning is something I have to work hard at to be any good at it. I’d say I work all the time except when I’m asleep. And even then, I sometimes have to work hard on sleep to get it to work for me.
I nearly forgot what started off this blogpost. I’m working to improve this blog. So I’ve started to pay special attention to the Blogroll. I’ve looked at the links down the righthandside.
(1) Suzy Byrne blog: this is good stuff about Irish politics. She’s a good clear writer with a strong set of values that come through. I haven’t been reading her, but, now that I’ve had a look, I’m going to follow her blog in future. So I’m going to leave the link to her intact.
(2) ‘My Medicated life’ blog: this is a good place for cartoons about mental health. I want to get back into writing more about mental health, so I’ll hold on to that one too. I’d like to be able to publish one of his cartoons here, with plenty of praise for the artist.
I find it hard to throw things away. I hope I don’t simply go down thru all the links and keep them all. It would be good to create a bit of space for new links.