Welcome to the new blog!
Well, this is quite exciting isn’t it!
I’ve been thinking of changing the blog for a while now. I was trying to be all responsible and thoughtful and strategic about it but on Tuesday night I just cracked.
I blame the heat.
As some of you know, last Tuesday was rather warm in Sydney. We reached 42.3 C (110 F) and the whole country broke the forty-year level for highest average national temperature. The fire danger was at ‘catastrophic’ and indeed, there were about 140 fires burning across our state alone (let alone the devastation in Tasmania.)
It was hot. Very hot.
And while thousands were out fighting fires, I was lying in bed, trying to ignore the fact that it was 1am and still 39 C (102 F).
By that stage of course, it was actually Wednesday morning. And I thought, screw it. I’m making a new blog.
That’s what I do when I can’t sleep, I blog. (Actually, maybe that’s why I can’t sleep.)
So boiling hot in the middle of the night, I made a new blog and named it “Getting into Holy Water”.
It’s a charmingly laborious play on words for getting into hot water. And it will be about water. Hot water. Holy Water. And getting into it. And getting clean, and swimming around, and then getting wrinkly when you’ve stayed in too long and being a frog and the dangers of slowly adjusting to death-inducing danger till pow! You’re suddenly boiled Frog a la Francaise.
Because I’ve been wanting to do a little more getting into hot water and stirring the pot and all that. I want to write more about politics, gender, history, books, royalty, culture, romance, power and whatever us pops into my head. I want to make more space to ask more questions and be happier and more willing to say, “I don’t know”. I want to listen more, reflect more, tease more, cry more, pray more and laugh more.
I also wanted a name that didn’t bash you over the head with my ardent Catholicism like sledgehammer. I needed more levity, more lightness, more bubbles. (And did I mention it was quite hot? That does weird things to my mind.)
That said, this will still be an overwhelmingly Catholic blog. I still love Jesus Christ and confess Him incarnate, crucified and risen from the dead for our salvation. I will still argue for the Church and defend her teachings. Hot water can hurt just as much as a sledgehammer and holy water is more dangerous still.
So not all that much will change in the end. If you follow or have ever read Catholic Cravings, please click follow. I’ll be here, blogging away and would love some company.
In fact, I’ll put the kettle on.