Monday, August 24, 2009
Entrecard Goes Haywire - Take a Deep Breath - Buddha Across the Seasons
I love to blog and I really enjoy visiting and dropping on other blogs with Entrecard. I think it's fun to visit the familiar friends and to check out new ones, and I dedicate time nearly every day for this activity. But the past few days were a serious trial. Weekends at WillOaks are crazy busy and I'm handicapped, computerwise, right now because my laptop had to go back to the factory. I'm unable to be online while working and staying back at the campground and it can be challenging to get away and go back to the house to use the desktop computer.
Couple this scheduling reality with the malfunctions on Entrecard on Sunday and Monday, and in a sense, I really wasted a good chunk of time. You see, the "system" decided to lose or discard about 450 of my blog visits and drops, which were, I confess, furtively squeezed in between other commitments or worse, in the wee hours of the morning. Fellow Entrecard droppers know how much time that many drops requires and it seems that concurrently, any credits one may have earned by being dropped ON were also vanquished. Not a good weekend for EC land!
It reminded me of how much I've come to take technology for granted...much to my chagrin. It reminded me that being angry about it was useless and actually, kind of unhealthy. So, OK, close the eyes, take a nice, deep breath...contemplate beautiful things and beautiful thoughts. To honor a better frame of mind, despite frustration when technology goes awry, I decided to dig through my photos here and put together a simple collection of my Buddha sculpture, in the garden across the seasons. Don't forget to breath....