Endless variations or Why I Blog


This week, my usual posts are suspended as I take part in the Your Turn Challenge. As a part of this challenge, those of us who participate are committing to a daily post for seven days, starting today January 19th to January 25. You can read the posts of other participants here. Why am I taking part? Because – I want to get unstuck.

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“One theme with endless variations.”

Denise Shekerjian quotes Alfred Steiglitz in the book Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born

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I feel like that with this blog. It almost feels like I’m talking round and round about the same thing, trying to come at something from as many angles as I can, from as many perspectives as I can come up with considering my limited brain. And I will continue to do so.

What is unknown is this – what exactly I am trying to say?

With this exploration of what I think, what I believe, what my perspective is at the current moment, and how I am reacting. With what I am reading now and how its influencing me. With this, maybe in the future, I can map out my own sub conscious and maybe make sense of it all. Maybe I’ll know myself someday.

Till then, all I can say about my blog is this – it is an exploration of my mind and subconscious.
And what I see, and think and believe one day, may not be the same next day. In fact they might be contradictory, and that’s ok. Maybe through this exploration I can get a sense of the real rules I live my life by, the ones I actually follow, and not the ones that I think that I follow,. After all, that is why we write isn’t it?

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“What are we trying to uncover in this flow? The one person irreplaceable to the world, of which there is no duplicate. You. As there was only one Shakespeare, Moliere, Dr. Johnson, so you are that precious commodity, the individual man, the man we all democratically proclaim, but who, so often, gets lost, or loses himself in the shuffle”
Ray Bradbury in Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity

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