About (What am I doing?)

Welcome…

…to my world of essays, poetry, and ramblings…

So many things about my previous “welcome” have been bothering me.  How grandiose and arrogant it sounded.  Rather than present this as an invitation that assumes what YOU might be interested in, I think perhaps it is better to state what it is that I am interested in.  I am interested in my own human experience. I am tired of normal niceties at the expense of my own honesty. I want a place where I can be real and honest about my daily vacillations. I want a place to explore what it means for me to be human, and struggling, and changing.  I also want a place that I can be free to write and think and basically just be myself…and not have to really give a shit about judgment.  I am creating a place for myself to experiment and explore, with the hopes of letting go of expectations.  All of this hopefully to serve really learning to enjoy being human with its joys and its messes.  I am tired of being told to embrace the joy and ignore the messes.  I want to really learn to live with all of it, really live!  I would love it if compassion could naturally arise out of these things, but I don’t want to give up my passion at the same time.  Living, changing, struggling, passion, compassion…That is what I am interested in.  If you are interested…then “welcome.”

Enter at your own risk…


8 Responses to “About (What am I doing?)”

  1. LOL, very nice welcome page. I’ve read a lot and this one is very good. Obviously it’s a re-write, but I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve changed my blog and I’ve only had it since September last year. And I’m thinking of changing it again.

    I don’t usually visit new blogs, so (no B.S.) I may not come back. It’s not that I wouldn’t like to, it’s due to time. I have quite an interactive blog and I have a rule where I leave feedback for whoever leaves feedback for me. That together with actually writing almost a post a day doesn’t leave time for browsing new blogs.

    But tonight is different. Tonight, I’m feeling kind of flat and I’m not writing a post. So I thought I might check out some new blogs. Sometimes you land on a blog and it’s like “no way”. And then you find one that makes you laugh with its refreshing honesty and just normal human quality. That I like.

    I hope you keep blogging without caring about judgment. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for such a thoughtful, encouraging, and well written comment. You don’t know how much I appreciate it. I am always surprised when anyone is actually reading my stuff…much less when anyone finds it remotely well done. Your blog is beautiful, I can see why you are so busy. Keep it up. And thanks again. Peace and Passion to you.

  2. you made me wonder: does ‘passion’, if it is allowed to settle deeply, become ‘wisdom’; does ‘insight’ if it is allowed to widen naturally, become ‘compassion’ …?

    • Thanks so much for reading, following, and commenting. I have learned that I can only really speak for myself, and what I am learning may or may not extrapolate to others. I would say that allowing for passion has definitely given me wisdom and insight into my own life and how I want to live it. It has been a reminder of sorts, a good one. By its nature, however, passion is not necessarily settling, nor can it necessarily settle me. But if I can sit with, and pay attention to, other aspects of my body and personality…why not passion as well. Passion has a lot to teach me. I would guess that there is very little creativity without passion…and I want both in my life. I refuse to cut out certain personality traits about myself to satisfy some dogma. i have done that before and no good comes of it, for me. I choose to be fully human and see what happens…so far so good. Not sure if I answered your question, but thanks for asking it, and thanks for visiting. There is a lot to see here…enjoy. 🙂

  3. i just wanted you to know your writing is beautiful. i also wanted to let you know that your response to Romantic Dom was so eloquent. Often times i have trouble expressing to people outside of my own blog. You captured my attention with such a lovely response. That’s all.

    • Wow, thank you so much. I really appreciate that, more than I could express. Your unabashed kindness is very heartening. Much gratitude.

  4. Wonderful writing!

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