The Crone Chronicler: Being Fallow

Writing 101, Day Two: A Room With a View or Just a View..

The Crone Chronicler is a relatively new blogger whose writing I’ve been really enjoying – she’s a lady of accumulated years, one of those whose voices it feels like are seldom heard on the net, technology being the moving hurdle it is. At 55, she says, she decided to become an “original” (how fabulous!). Not content to wear purple with a red hat that doesn’t go, in the years since, she has set out to Explore life, because “old persons ought to be explorers”. How could you not be bewitched by a tagline like that?

In her Room with a View writing challenge (linked above), she wrote about being fallow. My last experience of anything which might be called fallow was the last few days when I’ve been laid up with a completely terrible, horrible, no good, very bad cold. When I regained my sense of humour, I wondered if it was a moment of fallowness I should appreciate while I could.

When I’d first read the story, I was fascinated with the concept of being fallow, while at the same time knowing I had only the vaguest grasp of what it meant. I’m still thinking about it.

What do you reckon – what does it mean to be fallow?




5 thoughts on “The Crone Chronicler: Being Fallow

  1. Lying fallow – another great thing about medieval villages! More for the land than the people, sure, but it’s a great principle: intentional rest /refraining from activity in order to be more fruitful later on.
    We tend to use up all our resources, and then try to make up for it by adding chemicals, which come with their own passel of problems.
    In fact, the more I think about it, the more analogous people and land are. From the ground we came, and to the ground we shall return…


  2. Hi Chaos Girl. Deep thanks for your introducing my writing. I have a history of wisdom coming to me from generations below mine. My eleven year old grandson taught me how to set up my blog on Word Press. My son, his father, once lived close to where many of my father’s ancestors lived for generations. He located still existing houses they had inhabited and together we explored our history. You are continuing the tradition. I am grateful.

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