An odd thing happens here in the virtual world.
It is not considered good conduct to speak of our flaws – but rather to put on an air of graceful — hell I am not sure what really? – ‘togetherness’? or ‘ hmmm – what’s the word now? …RESPONSIBILITY and Superiority…yes – I do believe those ones will do quite nicely thank you.
Isn’t it so easy to think that we can see more than another simply by reading a few things they write about?
It is like saying Stephen King probably tells his children horror stories for bedtime.
A blog for me is a place to express myself – it is not me rewriting history – maybe my future – but not my history. We may seem like we are laying our lives out for everyone to assess. BUT -
THE most depressing and questioning poem will fall out – and I feel nothing. It is called WRITING. Or I could write a love poem and REALLY feel every motion of it – hang on – no wait – I DO that with ALL my writing – but then it’s done (mostly) —- ever see an actor shed tears on stage? Does it move you?
An ‘enlightening post’ can trickle through me, whilst I am frustrated – aggravated or plainly put – bored.
OR I MAY be convicted or even better yet: simply de-cluttering my brain.
Not all blog posts are factual – remember that. They are not always chronological either.
Present AND PAST experiences and emotions – and at times future or unknown feelings – invent, experiment – CREATE a sensation – a feeling to be taken with by the viewer or the reader.
The ‘cross we bear’ to have others BELIEVE every word we say. THAT is what it is about? Surely? Being believable? (You are never going to believe me again right!)
The good and the bad – that’s what life deals us right? You cannot KNOW someone through ONE article hey. I write whatever takes my fancy —- BUT — in all the madness of it – I DO have reasons.
I know that any moment I could end up someone’s rescue or smear campaign.
It is not a diary/memoir.
A blog (for me) is a place to revel in words and to seek and search and delve into the concepts that fill my head. I would be doing it anyway – even if I did not have a blog – but it IS kinda fun sharing in ideas. It helps my writing. Cheers!
‘All Our lives Are A Poetry – Awake our souls - Battling the hypocrite within‘ –My tagline.
Sometimes I write bollocks and then think about it again and write something else to rethink it, or on I place me on the opposite side of the fence: I think ‘aloud’ sometimes AND I also CREATE within that.
Thought processes are interesting to me. They are all different – but -
We DO all breathe the same air.
We all have digestive tracts that give us up-hill from time to time…How do we deal with the discomfort that all the shit brewing around inside of us causes?
We can’t hide away from the world or ourselves – OR our children.
So let them see US dealing with our demons in a way that motivates us to overcome our flaws and not let the ugliness of who we sometimes feel we are – actually make us feel unworthy. Encourage them to see how WE grow.
Let’s face it – WHO feels fabulous all the time about themselves?? I don’t think kids should feel like if they feel bad about themselves that there is somehow something wrong with them – but they do need to be taught how to deal with those feelings and put them in perceptive…humour helps a lot…as much as – good honest conversation….blah blah - this is going on and I am getting bored… so I will finish…
We all do things we wish we had not – we all fall short of the mark and don’t get it right.
We all, always and forever, will see bad things in ourselves and others that we wish were not there… So will others. How we deal with both – Is the test we all must face.
Acknowledging how idiotic we are sometimes – and laughing at it – makes us human. Oh yes – and then learning from it – AND letting our children learn from it. The ultimate pass it forward game.
Stop pretending to be perfect and have all the answers. You don’t – neither should our kids think they are stupid if they don’t – yet.
‘Great minds think alike – fools never differ’
~ƗᏊ~ at Idiot Writing