Wednesday, November 23, 2005

So, how do you do this? I'm a rookie at this and have never liked being a rookie at anything so you'll have to excuse my shaky start. Well, you don't have to, but I would like it if you did.

I've been perusing through blogdom for a few months now and am impressed with how many clever, creative, smart people there are. I'm here to make sure that the not-so-clever, not-as-creative, less-than-brilliant of us in the populace have a say. But I'm not really sure yet what it is I want to say. Sometimes my mind is just full of small inspirations and sometimes it's full! I'm not afraid to share either. Of what edification will this be? I don't know. I believe the impact of an action or a word can't be measured by the doer of the act or the speaker of the word, but only by the receiver. Let me explain. Let's say I have a friend named Joe. Every time I stop to talk to Joe I give him a jab on the shoulder, (you know, the way guys do when they want the other guy to know there's some affection being shared here.)and he returns the favor. Now let's pretend it's been 6 months since I've seen Joe and we suddenly meet in the aisle at the grocery store and, of course, I give him the customary jab, only this time he shrieks in agony and knuckles to the ground in pain. I say to him "C'mon Joe, that didn't hurt!" only to find out in the ambulance on the way to the hospital that Joe is suffering from a debilitating form of bone cancer. The same blow I'd given him a hundred times in the past snapped a bone in his arm. Something had changed below the surface. Had I known his inner condition I wouldn't have hurt him. Sooo, (how did I end up down THIS trail? And what are all these rabbits doing here?) I guess what I'm saying is, things are always changing below the surface of our lives. Yours and mine. I'm going to let you in on some of mine.

"I just showed up for my own life, and I'm standing here taking it all in and it sure looks bright" ~Sara Groves


Pete said...

There you were talking about rabbits and lo and behold, Thumper shows up. Way 2 get started on the path to .... literary fame? illiterate drivel? incomprehensible obfuscation? (learned that in a college class - which is a short [?] way of saying "confusion you don't understand")

Anyway, I'm impressed that you're doing this, bro. Pictures may be worth a thousand words (actually with digital cameras even pictures are worth less these days), but thoughts worth having are thoughts worth sharing. So as you go from deep thinking to shallow hal'ing, I'll read and react along the weigh.
Watch out for the kurds, especially on Turkey day! Might find yourself saying "shi-ite!"

Steph said...

I love it! You have so much to say and I'm glad I'll get to hear it on a more regular basis. I always appreciate yourinsight and you have a unique way of expressing it that makes me go, "Oh yeeaaahhh..."
Good job. And great post!

Steph said...

Look, you little comment elitist. All comments have to be approved by you, huh?
Well approve THIS, baby!

Anonymous said...

I've heard this story before....but never told so well. Nice job. Mark

TKJ said...

So, the John of minimul verbal rantings seems to have discovered a wonderfull new keyboard chorus with which to let the world hear his thoughts! Interesting how this method of communication has given many people a new voice. Great stuff. Let's see what new discoveries we can find within each other from this portal of the keyboard!

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