So although I tend to post most of my more spiritual writing over here, I’m very aware that more people read this blog than that one. At times like today, when I feel I have something more interesting to say, I’ll post here anyway. Eventually the two roads will diverge in the wilderness, or something like that.
Anyway, lately I’ve been having a lot of wildly contrasting conversations. People are just all very different to each other, and that’s that. The strange thing is, those differences all seem to emerge from the same motivations, ultimately.
On my twitter feed the other day, I posted this:
I’m starting to realize that for a lot of people belief=control. Doesn’t matter what the belief is in.
There were a few responses, but what prompted the tweet was talking to two very different people.
Part of the problem with publicly publishing spiritual and emotional writings is that it’s easy for me to get a bit paranoid. I don’t know WHO is reading this, really…total strangers, friends, family, folks who I sort of know cause they’re on my Facebook or Twitter, etc. etc. It’s a little weird.
I make myself quite vulnerable in this blog, and it’s intentional. A writer should write to their strengths, and mine happens to be introspection. I could probably write about something less personal with a broader appeal and a far smaller risk of humiliating myself behind my own back, but then I wouldn’t be writing what I do best. I have other blogs where I try and be more general and public. There’s links to those up at the top. This one, though, is where I write whatever is on my mind at the moment. It’s not really meant to be informational, but if it is, I’m glad.
I say all that to say…if you find yourself reading this blog, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I’m in the process of setting up an e-mail for the blog(my usual one is my government name @ popular email client.com. Can’t be putting that out on the random webs…) Meanwhile, don’t be scared to comment. If I can put my heart and soul out here in pixels, you can too. Doesn’t mean that either of us SHOULD, but hey. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
In other news, I’m actually going on a proper holiday AGAIN this year. I went on two last year, and now I’m taking a month to wander around Eastern Europe this year. At this rate, I’ll either vision myself into caviar brunch, a rich husband, a big house and many fat children–or I’ll spend myself into destitution. Guess which one I’m rooting for? I’ll never be accused of letting negative reality get in the way of my goals, if nothing else.
In any case, because this is the sort of freeform wanderers paradise trip that I never even *dreamed* I’d be able to do, it brought the following song to mind…
Peace and good night, y’all. Travel safely in your dreams.