I’ve been rereading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and as ever when reading these wonderful books I try to guess what form my daemon would take. If you haven’t read the books: do, because they are exquisite. If you have read the books, then you’ll know that in the fictional world of HDM, people take the form of two connected entities, a human being and an animal daemon which evokes the person’s innermost nature.
I imagine that my daemon would be a cricket. Last year I crafted a new blog, The Necessary Game, and left behind the cricket icon on my previous site, The Claypit’s Hearth. It felt like the right thing to do at the time, but I didn’t appreciate how much I would miss my cricket.
Meanwhile I have decided to move here into this yet again new space, and to reinstate my wee cricket while I’m at it. I don’t know why I keep creating these iterations of web identity. I like playing with WordPress, and tinkering with it behind the scenes; I even like the puzzles presented by html and css. In any case, I’m enjoying myself immensely. David Bowie crafted a good life dipping into a toybox of personas so I’ll just take my cue from him.
Thanks are due. My friend Susan Moir Mackay gave me the nudge I needed to take this next step, and I’m so grateful for her encouragement. (And check out her beautiful artwork!)
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Julia, you write so beautifully. I never imagined, knowing you in your teens/early 20s, that all of this creative genius was inside your head. Don’t ever stop writing and sharing your unique perspectives with the world.
Thank you so much for your kind words Laura!! Supersweet and very encouraging. Happy New Year to everyone there in Seattle :-) xxx