Friday, December 02, 2005

The Wonderment of Blogging

While by times, I feel ready to toss the whole blogging thing, there are other times that I marvel at its uniqueness and of the sorts of bonds that it forges.


Apparently, early this morning, Lynn at State Street, published a terse post that indicated that he was, indeed, going through a black night of the soul. My compassionate Cuppa, had recently been reading a poem, "Last Night As I Was Sleeping," by Antonio Machado and a commentary by Roger Housden as found in the book, ten poems to change you life. I won't repeat the substance here, for that is either Lynn's or Cuppa's account to reveal ... or not. What I will say, however, is that by the time that I had navigated to Lynn's blog, he had removed his post of despair and had published a note of thanks to Cuppa plus another uplifting poem by Wallace Stevens.


According to Google, we and Lynn live more than 600 miles or 16 hours apart, yet the one blogger was able to impact the other in the blink of an eye as it were. We have never met, and, in all probability we never will, yet, in some ways, I wonder if in some very real sense we, who read each other's real thoughts and feelings and comment back and forth, don't know one other more intimately than we know those around us, for the written word is immensely powerful and can be powerfully intimate. In our writings, we have at least some time to reflect upon what we say, and, so, our innerness is frequently laid more bare and open than it might be in our daily physical walks.


That's all: just an observation.


PS: When I say that I sometimes desire to "toss the whole blogging thing," I speak of passing moods and of times when I have nothing to say. Now, you, dear reader might opine, quite justly, that "this poor plod never really has anything to say," but I speak from my perspective, and I quite appreciate my thoughts — they're all that I have after all.


 

12 comments:

swamp4me said...

AC, we quite appreciate your thoughts as well.

Gina said...

AC, I think you have something there. I was thinking about this subject recently myself.

mreddie said...

Relationships are the most precious thing we can have, be they by way of blogs, email, phone or in person. We were not made to live alone, even in a community sense.

You are making me think, I think I sprained my brain. :) ec

kathy said...

I've meet some really cool people in blog-land, including you and Cuppa! keep on blogging my friend!

Bonita said...

It is true that the sharing part of blogging is very powerful - its the "I found this, would you want it?", or "could it be helpful to you in some way?" I found through blogging that I'm not so much opinionated as curious to explore...

madcapmum said...

I love being part of the blogging community. It's broadened my world immensely, and I've found people of tremendous talent and compassion and contemplation. I know what you mean by throwing it all over, though; that occurs to me every once in a while, too. Why am I doing this? But it passes, and I'm glad you haven't taken your blog down!

Simply Coll said...

I am fairly new to the blogging experience but I agree with your post completely. In my day to day existance, I find that I often take the role of the listener. Here in the blogworld.. I am compelled to speak. I have found that I like my voice and am so enjoying the companionship of my fellow bloggers.

methatiam said...

AC-
I have been very lax in my own efforts, and have nearly fallen from Blogging grace all together. It's the million other things I need to do, and places I need to be; I sacrifice my fun times (like Blogging) for more - pressing matters.

Though I often don't comment, I am among your faithful readers (Cuppa's too), and you and Cuppa are as good and friendly neighbors to my wife and me.

Sorry to hear about your cold, get better quick!

-epm said...

AC,

I delight in reading your postings. You're observations are uplifting and filled with a joie de la vie (pardon my french). And while couched in humility they are nearly always deeply insightful -- even in matters most of us might ordinarily see as mundane.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

I hate the word blog, it's just not pretty enough for what we are creating.

The interaction between bloggers is expanding all of our knowledge of other humans, other ways of life, other ways of looking at the same problems....it is a society at it's most basic level-communication between all types of people.

There are a wealth of ideas, thoughts, activities and beliefs spreading internationally one person at a time and I love it!

So blog, whatever the word, and spread your wealth.`

I_Wonder said...

Sometimes we get "stuck" with co-workers, neighbors and others who can present the dark side of life to us. I like to read blogs because I can seek out people who present a brighter side of life -- people whom I admire and respect. That's why I keep coming back to your blog.

Judy said...

Watching the news one gets the idea that the world is going to hell in a hand basket.

Reading blogs, I find so many thoughtful people who care. And who think.