Tuesday, June 29, 2010

already winter and midyear

this is how I would like to spend my winter- snuggled into some space that I can conform to and if needs be listen to.
Instead I spend mornings that are really dark pretending they and I are light and awake and also evenings that are misty and still, are bught and energetic. What a challenge.
I wonder if the role of the online facilitator might mirror this as international dates, seasons, academic years etc create mismatch, OR are we on the "line" above and beyond that?
I would love peoples' ideas on this.
Stay warm.
Willie

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Hi
I am doing the online course as well so will hear more from you. Good Luck.

Carolyn Hastie said...

Hi Willie, I think this course will be really interesting and stretch us all in ways we can't imagine. Look forward to our journey together. warmly, Carolyn

Sarah Stewart said...

Adore that photo, Willie.

Sarah Stewart said...

I am not sure what the answer to your question is, Willie. In one sense, there are no seasons online so we have to keep at a certain levels all the time. At the same time, I find I have times of great energy and other times when I do not want to look at a computer. I do not get energised by the seasons but rather , by people's interactions with me. Not sure if that makes any sense...what do you think, Willie?

Sarah Stewart said...

I think I'm going off topic a little, but thought you might be interested in this post where there's a great discussion going on about digital life: http://cribchronicles.com/2010/07/08/i-got-some-things-that-are-beautiful/#comments

Kim Mc said...

Hi Willie
The image you have used for this post is fabulous. I really liked the way you explained yourself using the image. I expect there will be moments that we are not bright & energetic as online facilitators & this is perhaps when we need to walk away from the computer, go for a run, stretch or look at the sky. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts during the course & also more fabulous images. You have inspired me to find some great images to match my future posts.

Chris Woodhouse said...

Hi Willie,
Great to see you back here again - and thanks for your post on my blog.
I like your question. It might be interesting also to extend it to consider how time of day affects us - bound to be an issue given how spread out we are. After all, it's nearly midnight here as I write this. And perhaps we (the royal "you"?) can research some literature on shift and seasonal working.
Cheers,
Chris

Lisa Barrett said...

I'm also doing the course. I think I'm looking forward to it, the more I comment on blogs from the group.