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[Jul. 11th, 2011|12:23 pm]
an amateur historian
07.11.11

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[original image not my own.] on warm summer days i can often be found sitting ont he porch reading a book.

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i don't care much for facebook. i don't think i ever really have. anyway, i deleted it. livejournal, on the other hand, hasn't been so bad for me over the years. truthfully, if i were to choose, i think i would still prefer paper and a pencil over everything else... but here i can post an image. i can clean things up and sharpen the look. the handwriting can actually be read here. not that i'm into people reading my diary either... but facebook didn't really offer what it was i was interested in. i don't know--presentation? not to mention, i haven't written in so long. i write, but not the way i did back then. it's good practice for me and i think i enjoyed musing on various things i'd encounter during the day.

it's true: i tend to wish i were living in the past. i find myself often thinking 'back then i'd _______ [insert verb here]' and more than not, writing is one of those things... and not even writing. maybe it's reading too. maybe it's following what people are up to outside of facebook. i admit that my writing changed when i started livejournal. that was a few days more than ten years ago. facebook then changed the way i kept a diary. i have my own computer now. i'm married. i have a house and a yard and i can write outside.

i like that.

i've found that ony a few of the people i used to follow on lj still post regularly. who knows, maybe i can get into a groove again. maybe i can gather up all those old posts and review. while i do still wish to live in the past, maybe getting back on top of my day the way i used to will help me live in the now again.
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[User Picture]From: kazatasupa
2011-07-11 06:48 pm (UTC)
It does look as though the planets have aligned!

I share your sentiments about living in the past. While I am happy with where I am at and where I might be heading, I find myself missing those days we shared a decade ago. I hope you get into the groove, so to speak. I have always enjoyed your company here.
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-11 07:11 pm (UTC)
...and i have enjoyed yours, old friend. agreed: happy, no doubt. still missing some of those old times though. all right. so let's hang out. loved the image of you and your special lady in glacier. pretty striking.
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-11 08:22 pm (UTC)
i just realized that's not your special lady in the image i'd mentioned earlier. sorry about that.
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[User Picture]From: tooby3
2011-07-11 06:55 pm (UTC)
I'm still here : ) post, it's definitely grown lonely.
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-11 07:12 pm (UTC)
it has, hasn't it? anyway, will do. btw: i have to compliment you on your very handsome family.
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[User Picture]From: tooby3
2011-07-11 07:14 pm (UTC)
thanks much! and congrats on getting married!
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-11 07:18 pm (UTC)
thank you. she's a lovely woman... i feel extraordinarily lucky to have her in my life. cheers!
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[User Picture]From: androsyn
2011-07-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
If you post more I'll post more.
You're one of my favorites, you know?
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-11 07:34 pm (UTC)
deal. and you, old friend, are one of mine. how have you and your two beautiful children been, anyway? it's been too long.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2011-07-12 01:06 am (UTC)
Facebook is so weird, and it definitely can't replace this place! This is definitely not my private diary, it's more like being at a bar with some close friends and wanting to spill the beans about stuff that's going on or to bounce ideas around with them. Lately I feel like the only people who post regularly are my mom-friends so my posts are kind of geared toward them, knowing they are actually following along at home.

So ya, hi. ;)
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[User Picture]From: florent
2011-07-12 02:36 pm (UTC)
hello bruised.

yeah, i don't know what to think... any one of these allows someone to rewind the tapes and make a first impression twice, right? we can shape and change our identities however we wish... and as often. fb just bugged me. it's all superficial. fb was especially so, i guess.

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