I've been trying to stop writing for Fix for months. I had a recent conversation with my friend, who is an actor:
"Sometimes I feel like this environmental stuff and the blogging is distracting me from what I really want to be spending my time on. I mean, it's endless - I could always be more and be better - and it's not like it's hurting anyone...in fact, it might actually help the world and other people. Which I often doubt my art is doing. I actually tell myself it's better to be spending hours and hours figuring out exactly the best mattress cover to buy. But really what I should be doing is writing the next grant, planning the next project. Or even spending time with my friends.""Yeah," she says, "I know exactly what you mean - my meditation and yoga practice are the same way. I could always be more peaceful and more detached, and sometimes the pursuit of it takes over my life. But I don't really want to be a monk."
And I don't really want to be an eco-warrior. Or even an eco-writer (yet). I'll carry on the habits I've started, and maybe try some new experiments, like somehow tackling the food waste at work. Maybe if I'm not writing and planning my next post, I'll also have time to read and comment on the other blogs out there (see below). You can always keep up with what I'm doing on www.meganmetcalf.com.
I recently saw Phillipe Petit speak (go see the fantastic movie out about him now, Man on Wire). At the end of the conversation, he said, "You can make a bank robbery film or you can make a bank robbery.
I'd like to make some robberies.