I’m sharing a blog that I greatly admire today. This gentleman blogs, like myself, basically for self-expression. He notes that he really does not care if anyone reads it; he writes merely to get it out. I really can’t say I’m unconcerned with my “stats” report but I’ve not been deterred by poor response to something I toss “out there.” In fact, the “poor response” that comes too often is really good for me as it provides me an opportunity to deal with disappointment that was once so great that I would not have attempted anything as “foolishly” blathering on like this. T.S. Eliot encouraged us to “offer our deeds to oblivion” and cyber space is as much “oblivion” as I can deal with currently. The “mother lode” of that stuff will come soon enough and I take comfort in the teachings of Jesus who told us…to paraphrase…”Chill out. I gotcha covered.”
One of the primary motivations with this enterprise…and with Face Book…is simple human connection. Yes, I am “connected” with community and friends and family but there is a richness that can be found when kindred spirits are met through this means also. I have told several of my social media friends, “Winds of thought blow magniloquent meanings betwixt me and thee,” quoting Archibald MacLeish.
This gentleman I’m sharing with you today is definitely one of these kindred spirits. He has wisdom at very early age when I was only beginning to discover the depth of language…and resisting it fiercely. Here he so eloquently conveys the mystery of life, part of which is its incomprehensible ephemerality.