In spite of my brother's wholehearted endorsement, and in spite of the fact that I'm probably making a big deal out of nothing (something I do fairly regularly, and which might explain my deep desire to blog about my city), I've decided that I need a little more time to decide about this blogging thing.
I actually believe that God does somehow communicate what He wants to people who want to know, although I'm less sure these days that I know how He does it or even when He's doing it. But it seems to me that even if my hopes for greater blogdom come to naught, it might be a good idea for me to spend some time asking Him how He feels about my trying. And I have a hard time listening--well, I have a hard time listening regardless, but I have an even harder time listening when I'm wrapped up in whatever it is I'm trying to get some clarity about.
So this week I'm going to take a break. Starting tomorrow, all the way through next Sunday, you will not see me here. I will not be blogging. I will not be reading anybody's blogs (sorry, beloved fellow-bloggers). I'll just be thinking and praying about it and trying to spend a little extra time actually focusing on God. I realised I needed this when it dawned on me that while writing my most recent journal entries (journalling is how I talk with God the best, I think), I was semi-consciously writing them with the great cloud of blog readers in mind. I also noticed that a lot of times recently, I've wanted to encourage certain of my friends, like, say, Philosopher-Journalist-John, to start a blog so we can comment on each others. Which might be a good idea, but not if it precludes actually talking to people.
So anyway. Have a good week. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. (That "Jr." thing really messes up the flow of the name of the holiday. But I feel like I'm being inaccurate if I leave it off.) Don't forget that it is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
I will still be answering emails.
See you here in just over a week.