A quiet life in the fog

Warren Ellis is one of my favorite writers of all time. I’ve read a lot of his work and am eagerly awaiting a couple of his comics series to come out with the next volume. I also subscribe to his site, Morning, Computer. He writes there sporadically, but it’s always welcome when it hits my feed. And on Monday a post hit my feed and I read it and it’s stuck with me since.

I still get broadcast waves. I’m still engaged with the world and learning every day. But I’ve chosen a quiet life in the fog. I leave you to that other world. I like it better where I am.

That encapsulates how I feel right now. I’m staying up-to-date on events of the world, I’m doing my best to continue to learn and think and write. But I’m also trying to live quietly while I do so. I may not be active on social media because I can’t take it, and I may not post quite as much here either, but I’m quietly figuring out the things that matter to me, how to fight for them, and how to keep moving .

A large part of this process involves my journal and my sketchbook. And much of it is going to be done quietly, as it’s the only way I feel I can move forward right now. I’m fighting in the ways that matter to me, I’m doing my best to keep up with the issues that matter to me, but I’m not allowing myself to be inundated and overwhelmed.

As an aside, if you haven't read Transmetropolitan by Ellis, it's extremely fitting for the times we're living in right now.