Diversions & Other Obsessions
by Aaron Joel Santos
So it’s been a long time. That much I know. And it will probably get longer. A lot of blogs seem to be blocked in Vietnam at the moment. And mine is among them. Not for anything said or posted or alluded to or hinted at. Mine is simply a sin of proximity. Blogs are being blocked. I have a blog. Thus the absence.
And with this absence comes a sense of both loss and freedom on my end. I miss writing blog posts and sharing work, but at the same time, I haven’t had to worry about posting anything. I’ve been able to obsess over other aspects of my life. New branding. Marketing materials. Life outside of the internet. Photography. Go figure.
In less than two weeks I’m off to Africa with my wife, and then to Washington D.C. for a friend’s wedding and to meet with magazine editors. I’m putting books together, making stamps, sewing shit. I’ve read several novels and I’m in the middle of several more. I used to ignore the internet more. I’m trying to get back to that. Finding other diversions. But doubtless I’ll be back soon.