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Trying to Get It Right

January 20, 2013 — 1 Comment

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Yep, I’m back and with an ubiquitous post about it. However, I’m not going to tell you where I’ve been. Some of you know, and the rest of you wouldn’t be interested. The important thing — at least for me — is that I’m going to take another run at this place, and I hope those of you I haven’t lost will hang with me.

I have this insatiable need to talk, but I spent so much time thinking about how I was going to do that, it bound me up. This is a common occurrence for most of us when we venture out into public. How to proceed? How to proceed? How to proceed so that we don’t hit a wall? Or God forbid appear dull? Can I tell you that sometimes this need to not appear dull appears dull. Self-consciousness is boring. It wears people out and the person doing it most of all. The truth: people are interesting if they will just let themselves be.

Okay, so that’s a little of what I want to talk about instead of trying to figure out what else I want to talk about.

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My daughter sent me a note about this blog and said:

There is no clear idea as to what this blog is about. Your passions, yes. But are you going to answer the question, “What are we about?”.. I’m excited to see what you have to say. And are you going to go about that in a religious way or in just an aesthetic (creative-needs-met) way? I’m curious. For those who don’t necessarily believe in God, I’m curious as to how you’ll cater to the idea of finding passions without God’s help or any religious infrastructures. Just some of my thoughts.

Good thoughts. Let me be clear what I’m about here. I’m on a journey to explore the pursuit of passions of myself and others. Mostly I want to explore others’ passions and process how that may relate to me and perhaps others. I welcome input! Regarding religious versus aesthetic, there is a need to define a term some. The word ‘religious’ has a connotation of inordinate control or confinement, rigidness in some instances, yet my belief in God does anything but confine me artistically. So I will not be talking about the pursuit of passions in a “religious way” for myself. I will talk at times about God because He is part of who I am. As the author of the creation, I believe He is vital to the pursuit of passions, i.e., if you are alive, you have met the first criterion of pursuing a passion. That is not to say “religious infrastructures” are necessary. In fact, they can be stumbling blocks at times (that’s for another post). With respect to others’ views of religious versus aesthetic, that will be up to them.

Bottom line: this will not be a “religious” blog.

Hope that answers the question.

And given that I want to be very clear to new readers, the title of this piece is now the tagline for the blog, and I have edited the “About” page.

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