Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What's a Blog For After All?

I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't begin to count the number of posts I began and didn't post let alone the number I never began at all just because I suspected that something--more info, more sleep, mood shift--would cause me to repudiate my words or regret my hasty exposure of raw-naked emotions. Yet other posts were begun but never posted because I knew I needed facts or links to sources to back up my words and by the time I tracked them down--if I ever did--either the blogosphere or I had moved on.

With the understanding that all is in flux and that the very act of observation affects events from emotional reactions to particle trajectory and thus perfect certainty is unattainable, I wish to be less cautious, less constrained by fear of being factually contradicted or emotionally exposed. If I cannot acquire some modest level of comfort with having my words and myself subjected to scrutiny, I have no business blogging. Worse, I have no business being in the writing business. How could I continue to be me, if I were forced to relinquish a core passion that has been with me since before age nine?

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