I have been a teacher and a student for much of my adult life.I have raced along and burned up energy and I have accumulated much stuff. Much of living has been tedious and based on survival but creative activity such as drama, dance and art has provided light and grace. Being a hoarder and not a good sorter I have a lot of stuff that I now must sort through and mostly dispose of. My forays into the visual arts have created much of this stuff. It is tempting to plod along masochistically with this necessary and time consuming work but balance needs to be achieved with creative activity. Nowadays computers provide scope for learning and creativity without taking too much time or creating too much mess. And digital cameras make easily stored art quickly and cleanly. Writing too can be done using only the computer. Thus balance in all things is important. As I am a vertigo sufferer even physical balance can be a challenge; indeed perhaps I suffer from this ailment to remind me of this fact. I’ll say then that I will blog to create balance in my life, to give me a forum for short pieces of writing and photos, none of which I plan to put too much time into.It is also something completely new to me so a leap of faith I will take and happily share with you.