Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sunday Musings: Points of Pinterest
Don't we all love Pinterest? We can click and save, click and save.
You youngin's might not get this....but in days of yore, we cultivated stacks of magazines. These oldies were tombs for future reference. My stash of mags had corners folded, scrappy notes poking out and sticky Post-it's marking points of interest. My magazines sat in a basket patiently waiting for the day I would rescue them to be reopened and appreciated from a new prospective.
The fun was in the process.
The process was allowing myself a bit of time to sit and explore. I would flip through, snip around, then select and paste in a journal or folder ideas. The fun was flipping through the old pages. Often, I would reread articles or see one I had missed. The fun was recovering an image I thought was save-worthy. Funny how many 'what-was-I thinking' moments I had. "Keep" or "ditch" was not always clear cut. I was absorbed in considering options. The process of editing was part of creating.
The process took time. It required judgement. But, oh Honey, how it spurred ideas extraordinaire. This time sucking indulgence was one that I adored. It was an indulgence of fruitful intention.
Yes, Pinterest, I love you. It is awesome to have a collective resource. Amazing that we can borrow others creativity.
But there is something lost in the accumulating of images and the discernment over what shall stay and what shall be purged.
As in life, it not about the goal, it is about the process of getting there.