Friday, April 27, 2007

The Spiritualiy of Not Blogging

Until recently, I have avoided the movie theatre and consequently, I have not blogged on movies for quite some time. For those of you who read this blog, I sincerely apologize.

But not going to the movies and not blogging has allowed me to refocus on those non-virtual experiences that are integral to my life. During the hiatus, I moved my home from the north to the south suburbs of Chicago; during the hiatus, my ministry role in the Diocese of Joliet has expanded and developed in new and exciting ways; during the hiatus, I was able to spend time watching the small screen (television) and the closing arc for this season’s LOST, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, The Office, and my favorite, Heroes.

Those small shows have given me a new appreciation of serials, a storytelling device that allows viewers to verge into a cliff-hanger suspense experience, as opposed to two-hour films that wrap up rather quickly (with the exception of intentional sequels, trilogies, and sagas).

By not blogging, I have been able to rekindle the spirit and excitement of this ministry and this exploration of faith and film. I encourage you, this summer (when I will be writing non-stop because of the great summer movies ahead) to take your own break and rekindle whatever it is that fires you up.

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