I have written many things during my life. I’ve sent love letters, sympathy cards, cheer-up cards; all sorts of communications. This is my very first blog. I feel somewhat self-conscious, like I should try to say something profound or at least meaningful and all I can think of is that you and I may not know each other.
So I am going to pretend this is our first meeting and tell you something about myself. Here I am self-conscious again. I find that I want to be authentic, scintillating, impressive, humble and interesting. As I view myself analytically I find that one of the most important things I want you to know about myself is that for the most part, I am an adventurer. I don’t mean the killing dragons type, it is more in trying to explore what life is, what it means to me and what I can find to share with others.
You should know it has taken me days to get past certain timidity in beginning this endeavor. I have thought of a thousand things to say and have whittled them away because I found them trite, or silly or irrelevant. What I am left with is this: I write because of a singular loneliness. It is not for lack of social and intimate relationships, it is for a connection that I believe is at the heart of all types of human yearning. It is yearning of spirit. We see the faces and forms of those we know and love, of those we merely see and do not know, but we do not see their essence; the deep spirit.
In poetry and other arts we endeavor to strip away the facades of that which is not true to find what is real within each of us. It is that part of you that I would speak to, that I would love to hear from, and to know.
Welcome to my blog.