Hello. and WELCOME. Or should I say...thanks for the welcome. I'm happy to be here.
This being my first post I'm sure you all have high hopes that it will be most profound and insightful....all two of you that are reading this. Ha. Let me just say, if that is your hope you will probably be disappointed. But I guess we'll see. Writing seems to be one of those things in which you can't fully know all that will emerge until you are actually typing the keys. So I have faith you won't give up on me too quickly. On that note, I'd like to share with you an exerpt written by Henri Nouwen from Reflections on Theological Education. This sentiment was the final little nudge I needed to start this blog.
"Most students think that writing means writing down ideas, insights, visions. They feel that they must first have something to say before they can put it down on paper. For them writing is little more than recording a pre-existent thought. But with this approach true writing is impossible. Writing is a process in which we discover what lives in us. The writing itself reveals what is alive...The deepest satisfaction of writing is precisely that it opens up new spaces within us of which we were not aware before we started to write. To write is to embark on a journey whose final destination we do not know."
While I was in Switzerland, soaking up the beauty of the Alps, I decided I was going to start writing. Not just an ocassional poem or thought here and there, as I had been doing, but really taking the time to sit down and see what comes out. That was four months ago. I have hardly written a thing since. BAD. But now, kind reader, all that is going to change. The purpose of this blog is not for me to have an outlet to pour out every secret of my heart and all of the baggage that comes with that to every pour soul that happens to stumble upon it. LAME. This blog is a cute little place where I can post writings, thoughts, musings, etc. as I feel inclined and you can read said things as you feel inclined.
So....to wrap this up, a summary: I look forward (fo-ward for some of you) to writing more. To follow in Mr. Nouwen's line of thought, writing for me is a process. Not just a process to get something written, but a process to discover what I'm really writing about. Through writing I am able to sort through thoughts and scattered ideas, come to conclusions and get some where that makes sense.
Thanks for reading....and have a jolly day.