If I could Paint the Sun

Dear You,

“She says she wants to shine a light into the darkness,” but thinks a blog will not accomplish the deed. Does she not realize that with every eye that looks upon her words, a heart might possibly be softened? A mind might be altered slightly? The power to share, to care, and to allow ourselves to affect others… “affect” because we are indeed changing them. It is a scary thought for some and this is not some super power we speak of. It is the power to care and that is a very human quality. That is a character trait that should never be overlooked and instead should be embraced.

A borderless world is social media. This land that we stand in now, these people of all colors and no color at all, their personalities created on fonts called Calibri and Times New Roman. And yet we know them as we do a character from a story we love to reread in the night. These connections are real, as much as some may scoff at silly chains of necessary friendship. These men adorn themselves with lofty titles of “Opinionated Man.” Ignore the wind, it is only the wind from America.

If you want to paint then paint. But if you want to change the world of others then paint the sun. Alter not only their perception, but their reality as well. Do this with pen, brush, keyboard, or word but do it because you do have the power. You have the power to care.

-Opinionated Man

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@smokendust

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  3. This was a nice thoughtful post. I hope I can make a positive difference, even if only in a small way. To that end, I’m now donning my dark glasses and asbestos gloves and getting ready for a bit of painting.

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  22. Hi Jason — I found your site by way of a re-blog post by Don Charisma (http://doncharisma.org/2015/01/15/this-is-a-very-sad-day-for-blogging/) telling us you are being banned from WordPress. I cannot speak on whether there is a spamming issue or not, being new over here, but as a fellow Coloradan I wanted to reach out to you and say I’m sorry to hear this.

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    I wish you all the best and hope you continue to care and paint your sun by putting your voice out there.

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  25. What happened there? I read this and i think ‘now thats an OM i like’ Very different to your ‘they are not your friends’. This is the online world i know. Lovely post. ( imagine me writing that on your blog!) happy new year jason to you and your family.

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  31. Preach! Amen brotha! It’s funny though I wonder who’s this mystery lady who said that. If a chick said that to me “I want to shine a light in the darkness but I don’t think a blog would do it. I’ll be like “Bitch did you see the title? Did you see the title of my blog? No I don’t think so.” XD

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  33. Really really love this ❤ it evokes huge emotion in me and the message you're promoting is completely true. In fact I have my own instagram account where through quotes I try and show the power and capability I have to care (@being_positivee if you're interested)
    This really inspired me and is written with eloquence and I poetic tone.

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  35. I’m glad you’re cycling through your posts again – I already liked this post the first time but I barely remembered it. I’d double-like it if I could

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  36. It’s funny how life works. I haven’t been here today, I signed on, and this was the first post to meet my eyes. Timing is always impeccable…giving us just what we need, when we need it. Hugs

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  41. Lovely post this is! Your description of bloggers is formulated so beautiful. I never actually thought about what I could mean for others (readers).
    But I do experience a change every time I learn something, or read interesting posts. I change, my opinions change, my view on the world and the people in it changes…The wonderful world of social media 😉

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  43. My wife has been connecting and ministering to people over forums, chat rooms, and now social media like Facebook for years now. She’s a stay-at-home mom by choice who also homeschools our four children by choice, so she doesn’t have time for a lot of in-person connection. When she has time, she usually doesn’t have energy.
    But the world online has given her opportunities aplenty to do exactly as you said: to show someone hurting that there’s another who cares, to be a listening ear, to be an encourager, to express love.
    I stopped worrying about the condescending responses we get from folks at church or in social settings. “Oh, online friends, yeah… that’s… great.”
    You don’t get it. That’s ok. You weren’t the person she was reaching out to. They understood just fine, and that made all the difference.

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      • I think you’re right. I’m sure there are some ministers with huge followings on Twitter or on their own church sites.
        As far as church goes, I think there’s no substitute for being in person together with other people. But when you can’t be present physically, being there online with someone who needs a friend makes a difference.

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  45. Very nice. It got me in all my sensitive parts. That’s the same place as the soft parts of my soul.

    However, I’d rather leave the mind altering to those fantastic drugs they keep developing.

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  46. Reblogged this on Wyldwiccan's Blog and commented:
    >> I know it isn’t about me, but it works. I care.. I write.. I bitch about not being able to write.. And sometimes, I am embarrassed about /what/ I write.. I shouldn’t be. I write damn good erotica. I should be proud. But because of the content, I hide the pride..silly huh? ~WyldWiccan

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  47. “It is a scary thought for some… it is the power to care” How true this is!! Caring and loving the people around me is the hardest thing I ever need to bring myself to do. This post was very encouraging! Thank you

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  48. I agree, never say never. Anything is possible. When you start writing, you write what comes to mind or what is in your heart. I can guarantee you, that there are no judgemental people here, I for one have been blogging since 2008 and I have met a lot of inspirational people and a lot of friends to. I never even knew they gave blog awards till I just recieved my third one and to me that means a lot because it means that people not only read my blog, they learn new things and more… You will be surprised what a blog does. It’s almost like a journal, but you are sharing with everyone. Also everyones journal is different , so check out other blogs and see what they share and what their main topics are about (Title of blog) OK.

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    • Heh, those are nice words but I will correct you on one thing. There are plenty of nasty, judgemental people on WordPress. That shouldn’t stop people from writing, but they are still around and should be made aware of. I have posts and bad comments written about me daily, water off my back though. New bloggers should be aware that it exists. -OM

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      • I had a few but not bad, they were the scams you know, watch for spelling and for view article or page if they comment under article they are fake if you see page most times their not. But your right, water off your back. They don’t like what they read then they don’t have to come back right.

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  49. This is extremely special ~ beyond what words I could use to express. So for once – I am going to just shut up here..but – only for a little – and then – well – yes.
    Special. I may find the words in time – but for now – I have these words in my head since they appeared. I had to leave and do my evening family routine…and I still do not have words. That is a lie – I have so many right now – but I guess I may have to paint the sun until they begin to form coherent sentences.

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  51. You are so right, OM. The power of the printed word is the highest power. Just ask those who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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  53. Beautiful truth. You have in turn affected me because I was hesitant to return to this “borderless world” after some time away. Didn’t have much to say. Your words now have added to the inspirational vibration which I have allowed to flow through me. Thank you Opinionated Man and thank she called “You” as well.

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