I'm not one for blogging. In fact I don't even know how it works. Strikes me it's like shouting out of your car window whilst driving down the middle lane of the motorway. Cars in the slow lane might hear you whilst those in the fast are too focussed on speed to even notice you are there. So with no intention of this being read by anyone in particular I decided to write this for myself. Today I took the "brave" decision to delete all distractions, clear out the clutter and leave only the bare essentials. Bye bye Facebook, Tumblr, Messenger, and a clutch of other apps that I acquired in the hope that they would entertain me, connect me, improve me, promote me... as I followed the well beaten path of many seeking some sort of online adulation by the masses. I guess they have served their purpose if only to show me how futile and fragile this is. True worth comes from focussing on yourself and what fuels you. Gone are the days where your inner circle, close family and friends were all that you dared to share your life with. Now they are face down in phones and tablets, locked away in a virtual world muffled by headphones and earbuds. My problem is that I'm too easily absorbed into something new and shiny which drags me away from what truly fuels me - typography, travel and a theatre; in a city, in a cafe, with a camera. Creativity for me requires the same discipline. Quieten the noise and silence the buzz and from out of nowhere comes the clarity, the structure, the order. It appears as an initial building block which acts as the foundation - a vision of what it might look or feel like and from there the walls grow. Adding texture and depth by sharing with others. Listening to feedback as it takes shape whilst keeping one finger on the ultimate goal of what you wish to achieve. Paying witness to the failings along the way are by no doubt the assured route to success. Its certainly not an easy task but it most definitely is a simple one. Think back to that first day of Spring with nude branches and bare open fields, nature's cleansed canvas after the starkness of Winter. Day by day the detail is added, with colour and tone as the countryside rebuilds and flourishes and starts anew. Today is a new day.