“One always dies too soon – or too late. And yet one’s whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are – your life, and nothing else.” ~Jean -Paul Sartre
Drawing a line in the sand. Yep, it’s the end of another moment of my lifetime, I am showing my intermission sign again. If you haven’t followed me very long I use the picture above when one monumental experience is over and I feel a new adventure will be starting. Yesterday I spoke of reality, or a lack of reality as it is prejudiced by our singular experience. There is no true reality because our realities are skewed by prejudice, upbringing and experience. Similar to the thought that abuse to a child would probably affect the child differently than abuse to an adult because their life experiences up to the point where the abuse starts are not the same. Where the child might grow to think this is “normal” because they have nothing to base “normal” on, an adult may say, wait, there is more to life than this because they have been treated better in their lives. One of the people I love, trust and respect most in my life, Spirit Llewellyn and myself are an excellent example of this. We, she and I, often speak to each other about ourselves and though we don’t always give specific details, over the years we have realized we have a lot of similarities in our life journey so far. But these same similar experiences have effected us each differently, it could be socio-economic, age related or any or all of the reasons most people view the world differently beginning with location and time of birth. To us though, this has never caused dissension in our relationship because of our deep love and respect for one another. We agree to disagree and we move on to new travels in our daily lives sharing our next chapter. Keep on keeping on, my late father used to say that, how funny it hits me right here.
I want to express to my readers, I absolutely love when you give an opinion to my blog, whether through the comments section below, or any of the other dozen ways you can contact me under my “contact me” page to the left of this post, because I have always maintained I am a watcher and a thinker and I love to know peoples views. I think it is our differences that make virtuality and the world today such an enthralling, geographically smaller place to be. And I want to affirm that though we may not always agree, I respect and hold all of my commenters in high regard. I, do, however, want to mention in bold that I often say in my last comment “well that’s my view (or take, or thoughts) on it, take it for what it’s worth to you. I know, probably not a lot” for a reason. If it’s not said, consider I am implying it. Why? Because this is my blog. I don’t write as if I know everything, I write with the form that this is how I view it. That said, since it is MY view, and MY “reality” borne from my experiences, it may not be the same as yours because our lives are probably very different. I am in no way saying you are wrong, I am offering up a topic for meaningful debate, and if no debate, I am just giving something for my readers to consider or disregard at your leisure. Please just know, I do not ever view myself as an expert on any topic, this is more a peek into the diary stuck in my brain. And I hope at the age where my neuroplasticity has rewired to right now is only half formed because I would hate to think that at my current age my thoughts are set in concrete because it would sadden me to think I will no longer change my view or opinion on life. I grew up with a slogan scribbled on all of my school notebooks that I hope never applies to me, “some minds are like concrete all mixed up and permanently set.”
Take from? Other than the fact that I think you all, every one of you, and your reality kick arse? I just love people and you all teach me so much daily! I want to thank you for supporting me, and knocking me down when I need it too. Now! the next few days, starting in a few hours, I will be blogging Rock Your Rack ( http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com/ ) which begins September 1st, 2014 at midnight SLT. Rock Your Rack is a charitable event sponsored by Models Giving Back and all proceeds for the charitable event are given to the National Breast Cancer Foundation ( http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ ) . I hope you will be there!