This new blogging thing has been amazing for me. Not only am I getting the opportunity to travel through sites and read writings that I would not have were I not part of this seemingly underground, interconnected culture, I am also able to write about and think about things that have been dormant for years.
As my friend, colleague, and college friend over at Thinking of Thinking mentions, we are both grads of the lovely ba in English Literature. I forget sometimes since (again as she also mentions) it's been years and other priorities take hold--there's the job to do, the babe to care for, the husband to please (tee hee)...You know, life.
After bouncing through several new sites, I found one at where troubles melt like lemon drops, discussing the novel Frankenstein, which I studied in two different University courses. I vividly remember writing about it for my Eco-Feminist course. I wrote about Goddess Mythology in Frankenstein. So I went and dug up my old essay and took a read. Hm. Interesting. I forgot all about these theories and, for that matter, how much I loved this novel!
Another commenter at Mariel's site mentions that she loves this novel and that she had written a paper on it...So then I hopped over to her site and noticed that one of her favourite reads (which is also a huge favourite of mine) is The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Now my previous analytical and keenly interested mind is really getting going. I see the connection between her love of Frankenstein, and her love of The Awakening and I wonder if she studied Feminism in Literature as well! I feel like I am back in University, sitting in The Spoke, drinking my coffee, having the best theoretical chat with a good friend.
That's what blogging is like for me. Yes, my subjects are often much lighter than the literature and philosophy I wrote about in University. And yes, sometimes I long for those meaningful discussions again. But for now, for the time I can give it, I just love the opportunity to be able to think of new ideas, to read about different perspectives and new reviews, to share thoughts and banter with other bloggers, and, mostly, I love the opportunity to write...oh to write again!!!
I am a happy girl!