Somehow in my crazy hectic schedule in trying to be on top of things, I wrote this post in advance and saw that it never posted. Although summer has just ended, I think it is still timely…
Summer is ending; time to say goodbye to carefree, playful days. I love the fall but I’m already missing my vacation spent on Ocracoke Island in NC and the whimsical days of feeling back to Nature, with beach combing, peaceful kayaking and relaxation.
I came back to non-stop, pull-out-all-the-stops work to get a new website up and running. I was ahead of the game until a program I was using to upload 6,000 variations randomly just duplicated my 2,000 images, multiplying them to 19,000!! I deleted them from the server but also had to delete them from my WordPress site, which still recognizes them until they are permanently deleted from the Media Gallery. Ugh and another ugh!! I had to delete them manually. It only took @ 10 hours over the course of several days. Oh, I discovered this mess when I decided to do a little work on vacation. Big mistake. My Internet was slow b/c no one cares about going fast on an island and I knew I had a huge task to come back to. I can happily say I’m back to where I started. Never thought going backwards would be such a relief. Although, now I have an issue with the database remembering other items and preventing me from re-uploading fresh data, no matter how many times I delete. Funny that no one: StudioPress, WordPress, WooCommerce, BlueHost, web programmer or my web person has an answer. I just hope I can resolve soon.
At least now I can get a fresh start on the images alone to either do it correctly or find a way around the problem.
This all reminds me of the symbolic dichotomy that I think is represented by the Swiss Family Tree Robinson tree house.
I was always fascinated with what a convoluted yet totally cool maze-structure the fictional island family created but it was hard to determine where to go and how to get around their home. And yet, their tree house is supposed to be playful and carefree, devoid of stress. (I’m migrating my site to WordPress to avoid having to know code-to-be-able-to-edit stress. Ha….I wish it were so!) I was amazed by this fantasy tree house as a child and always wanted to live in such a structure, now I like a little more foundation with clear, easy routes (roots) to follow. This sculpture by Rob Heard summed this all up for me. I had been saving it for a while and now seems the perfect time to reveal:
It seems like your house, your work, your life can have many different facets that all twist and turn to form this beautiful place. This structure is both complex and always lively no matter how arduous it can be sometimes to get around. In other words, Life is good but “so complicated.” One of my favorite videos: