To all of those who have taken the time to peruse my blog, I sincerely give thanks. It has been a while since I have posted anything. The reason is simple: I lost my vision. Ironic that in my quest for finding vision regarding animals in society that I would lose my vision for this blog completely. How this happened was correlated to losing sight of what I wanted for life in general. You could say I had a crisis and went AWOL from cyberspace.
After three months of inactivity in the blogosphere, I have returned with not so much a vision as an idea for how Animal Visions can sustain. For one, I’m writing what I need to write and not what I should write. I say this because in the months before, I posted in an effort to act like a journalist and before that I tried to be a scholar. Neither persona worked, and so I am relinquishing all expectation henceforth and am doing what I should have done in the first place, which is write from where I am.
Additionally, I fell into a funk of bitter commentary on animal news that was either incredibly offensive or incredibly depressing. I could only take so much of that before I just didn’t want to write anymore. No more of that, either.
Finally, I didn’t know who I was writing for, even after maintaining the blog for over a year. So I’ve decided to make matters simple and write what I need to say. If you knew me personally, you’d know that this conclusion is a milestone for me. What I need to say will not always follow the form of the way I have posted in the past. Some of it may be fiction (because, after all, I am a fiction writer!). Hopefully, current readers will appreciate that and join the conversation.
I appreciate all the comments and views the blog has received so far. To whoever is reading, I give my warmest gratitude and look forward to seeing more of you in the future.