Early this morning, before breakfast and well before lunchtime, I thought that today would be a good day to re-enter the WordPress waters.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been quiet. I guess, you could say ATreeGrowsinBklyn has been in a period of dormancy. That statement is not entirely correct. Since I’ve been away from this blog, I’ve been super-duper, 3-D, living color, wide-awake and fully engaged. I guess, you could say “Tree”, the amateur blogger, has been experiencing a kind of emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth spurt, complete with the growing pains related to rapid development.
It takes a lot of energy to grow and human energy is a precious and finite resource. I needed to conserve my energy and expend it in the areas of my life that needed the most care and attention. The blog dropped off my priority list.
Now, I’m feeling like I have a small reserve of energy that can be discharged for the blog. I’d like to make some noise (really just a peep) on this blog; once again, adding my voice to the blogosphere glee club. The problem I’m facing is my (writing) voice sounds reedy, tremulous and out of tune to my ears. How do I warm up? How do I get my chops back?
I sat at the laptop for several minutes without an idea; not a single word added to the screen. I was just about to shut down my computer and give up my hope to write a post, when I decided to look to WordPress for inspiration. While browsing, I was re-introduced to the Weekly Photo Challenge. Hooray!
My reasoning – since I can’t seem to put down one word for a post; I’ll try putting down 1,000 words; in the form of a photo – as in “a picture is worth a 1,000 words”.
So here I am, diving into the WordPress waters with a photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime. This is a baby step for me – or to continue with the water imagery – I’m dog paddling. It “ain’t” pretty, but it will be fun and refreshing to splash around and show off my bathing suit.
It offers me a place to start and the subject is a good one for me. If you have ever visited my blog in the past (thanks!) you know I’m not shy about sprinkling my posts with the “f” word – FOOD. In fact when I looked at some of my previous photo challenge posts, it’s curious how I managed to use food as the subject for several of my entries.
If this is your first visit to my blog – welcome! You need to know, I am a native New Yorker and New Yorkers know pizza. Grabbing “a slice” at lunchtime is a popular, quick, cheap-eat. It’s often consumed solo, while standing up at a counter, in a joint so tiny you feel a blast of heat each time the pizza guy opens the oven.
For this week’s entry I’m serving up a pair of large pizza pies from Il Porto Restaurant – perfect for communal dinning. These pies were enjoyed at lunchtime, at work, with my co-workers. We are a fun friendly group, yet we rarely have an opportunity to break bread, chew the fat, and build our small work community over a meal. It’s nourishing in so many ways.
This entry isn’t, particularly, clever. I’m simply glad to be sharing with the WordPress community. Pull up a chair and dig in. Buon appetito!
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (marichulambino.com)
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