Here is one final thanks to all of my readers, especially for all of your wonderful comments over the last week. I know I’ll miss blogging here. In fact, I doubt I’ll be able to stay gone for too long. I promise, (barring any truly chaotic circumstances) that I will return. I may start a new blog then, since I was ready to change themes anyways. I’ll find a way to let you know when I return to blogging, even if it isn’t under the same “Chaotic Utopia” banner.
In the meantime, you can find me in any of the following places:
- Facebook (though I warn you, I’m just barely starting it–it’ll be a few before it looks like a real facebook page! In fact, I haven’t even figured out how to link to my profile here. I’ll update that link when I do.)
- Game reviews at JayisGames (This link takes you to my author page, where you can find the latest review by me, even if they are few and far between.)
- The Ditch Project (I’m designing the website for this event, as well as preparing labels for a series of historical maps for a museum exhibit. It’s fun, but the project probably won’t be complete until May.)
- ChaoticUtopia.com (For now, it looks worse than it did when I moved to ScienceBlogs in the first place. I plan to clean it up and use it as a portfolio site. That update might happen as late as March.)
- Writing a historical novel. You can read it when I’m done!
Now, before I go, I really feel like I owe you folks a ton of gratitude. Writing here gave me a place in the world, a community. You all helped me justify my own existence. And that’s no small thing. It’s like this song, No Rain, by Blind Melon:
I feel just like that bumblebee. Yay!
Now, finally, I’d like to leave you with one last piece of fractal art, and a bit of advice. First, the fractal:
These layered fractals, filled with fractal Brownian motion patterns, were designed to look like these images showing heat being absorbed and emitted by our planet.
While this is obviously meant to show the way heat is trapped in our atmosphere, thus adding to climate change, I’m sharing it for more broad reasons. Dynamic change is an essential part of our world. It’s something that happens on not only a planetary scale, but in our day-to-day lives. That’s where the bit of advice comes in.These changes are often so complex, that they seem to come in waves. When you are hit by these waves of change, and start to feel overwhelmed, don’t fight it. You can battle, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Instead, trust that such complexity can lead to beauty and synchronicity. There is simple approach to any complex problem.
Or, in other words, just ride the waves.
Thank you all and (hopefully) see you later in the year!