Monday, November 24, 2008

Where I Am At

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Please don't cut me off. I need to get these words out and fast because I'm about to make a somewhat impulsive decision, but I believe it's a good one and am going with my gut in the moment. Some spontaneous acts are meant to be credited -- not all, of course -- and when a conviction with solid foundations is actually stronger than the other half of me that would prefer to remain oblivious, I better not choose the unsteady ground.

So, here I am before friends, acquaintances, and lurkers (who are always appreciated on this blog) saying that this hungry soul is taking a break from blogging. I'm not saying how long it will last because I do not know.

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What I do know is that I have enough obligations before me right now to keep me up all night playing with typography in InDesign, staining my fingers cadmium red while applying oil paint to masonite panel, and, oh goodness, let's not forget the people that I kind of sort of moved back to God-forsaken Abilene, Texas to spend some time with. It would be nice to see their faces, I think. (By the way, I can tend to exaggerate in regards to Abilene; all sarcastic comments are spoken in love.)

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So, the whites of my eyes have turned slightly pink in their weariness and the worn, seeking heart that I mentioned earlier have banded together to convince me that this is going to be okay.

I'll let you know if my blogging picks up somewhere else un-food related because I have a weakness for the melody of clicking computer keys and will continue to document life's story through my camera lens.

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That's where I'm at. It's brief and just touches on the surface of all that is inside my head and heart right now. If we happen to be in the same town, I'd be happy to sit down sometime and talk with you more about it.

I'll miss feeding off your creativity, too, but for now I'm going to take an absolute break and then maybe I'll be able to slip back into your life as a commenter. Or maybe a blogger once again. I'm not holding any options too tightly.

Love to you. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, encourage me, and share in the enjoyment of life and food.

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[Not to tease, but the pictures on here are just a random assortment that have been sitting on my computer waiting to be shared.]

9 comments:

Rachael said...

Your words and pictures always warm my heart and feed my soul...you've always listened closely to the stirrings of your hungry soul for what matters most. You're going in the right direction, just another bend in the road.
Love you and can't wait to wrap my arms around you tonight!! Welcome Home!!

GrantJM said...

Lael- go where your heart leads.I will miss you here.

Joie de vivre said...

Good luck with your future endeavors!

Y said...

Hope you return soon, if it's meant to be..

audrey said...

best of luck to you! glad to have your achives/legacy : )

Lauren said...

Enjoy your respite, though this hungry soul in Spain will miss your encouraging, thoughtful words, as well as your tasty recipes. I fully support your staying up all night picking out typefaces on inDesign. I've done it many a time. So have fun with paint and pictures and dear friends in the desert that can be Abilene. Be blessed during your last days of the semester. Can't wait to catch up. Much love, dear friend.

Kate said...

the pictures are beautiful. I do hope you come back soon. We'll miss you.

Happy said...

Leal, I will miss your blog!!!
My mouth waters at the creatively beautiful pictures and unusual recipes that you share.
The door is always open at the Spann Coffee House. Please come.

Lisa said...

I, too, will miss your gorgeous blogs. You have flair, friend.