still doing STILL
yesterday i had an email exchange with a friend of mine. in it, she wrote “when I hear the word Still, I think of its multiple meanings: quietness/without movement/up to now.” “up to now” stayed with me all day. i had intended “still” to have multiple meanings. but i had mostly thought about stillness. an antidote to our frenetic cultural pace. a pause in the day. still life. i hadn’t thought about still as in lingering, or ongoing. still as in “still here.” but i am still here, seven years later, still doing STILL every day. it has always been about more than beauty or nature or a creative habit, even if it has mostly been about those things. it has also been about commitment. showing up every day. being workmanlike. not walking away or losing faith. still going. still at it. still interested. still all in. still here.