I’ve been doing this blog for more than four years, and 750 posts later I’ve discovered a few things:
1. Whenever I sit down at my laptop to write, a post is revealed. Maybe I have a clear picture of the future words, or maybe nothing has come to me. Either way, I trust deeply that my inner me will express itself in some manner.
2. I write about what moves me, whether it’s silly or serious. If the topic doesn’t “sing” to me, why bother? Sometimes I feel a narrowing of my forehead skin and a pursing of the lips … signs that I’m engaged. A quickening of the heart.
3. Increasingly, I don’t care what you folks in cyberland think of my thoughts. First of all, I have no idea how many of you there are. “Likes” are nice but that’s just small ego stuff. Even if you don’t enjoy what I have to say, I figure I’m planting seeds that will somehow enhance life on Earth. “That sounds egotistical, Bruce.” Oh well. I don’t think it is but if I’m perceived that way by some, that’s okay. I deeply want to contribute but even if you’re all sitting there shaking your heads, I’ll keep writing.
4. I’ve read a lot in my life, and my posts often reflect what someone else has said. Works for me. But beyond that, what brand new things can I bring to this existence? Yes, brand new. I think it’s in me, and in you, to bring new flowers to blossom.
All right, how about a quote, from one of my faves – Teilhard de Chardin:
I would like to speak as I think, without concern for what is accepted, with the sole idea of translating as faithfully as possible what I hear murmuring in me like a voice or song, which are not of me, but of the World in me. I would like to express the thoughts of a man who, having finally penetrated the partitions and ceilings of little countries, little coteries [groups that are exclusive of others], little sects, rises above all these categories and finds himself a child and citizen of the Earth.
Often, such as tonight, the words flow from my fingers without much thought. It feels like I am being written. It feels like I’m a conduit for something big.
Okay, Bruce, that’s enough musing. Just publish the darn thing.
4 thoughts on “Being Written”
I love your blog posts! so happy to have found your blog. your words either make me think deeper, or from a different perspective, or completely resonant with the thoughts swirling around in my world or head or both! so very fascinating! keep writing…always good things going on.
Thanks for encouraging me, Donna. I glad that many of my words touch you.
I don’t believe the roll I’m on … 71 straight days of tapping the keys. I suppose the daily communication will end sometime. But who knows? Maybe that will only show up on the day of my death.
it only takes 21 days to make a habit, guessing you have found your groove! kind of like my photo a day project, this is the eighth conesecutive year of taking a photo a day. i so love this project. find your thing and go with it..it will happen or not 🙂 so awesome!
Yay for us, Donna. Yay for all of us.