what to say

January 6, 2012

I want to post more regularly this year. Writing is good practice for all sorts of things, including writing. But it’s easy for me to run out of meaningful things to post about or to run out of time to compose  meaningful posts. So I had this idea of coming up with some “at hand” or “go to” subjects and here’s what I came up with.

One possibility is to  transcribe letters that my dad wrote home to his family throughout his service as a Marine during WW2. I’ve got a whole shoe box of letters. There must be close to 100. It could be interesting to type out my Dad’s words that came from that particular time and place and reflect on his experience.

The other idea I had was to share some of my practices to get at how I try to be awake to the experience of being alive, which in turn gets at some of what Joseph Campbell was talking about in the quote I posted the other day — “an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Rapture is such a strong word and evokes such dramatic imagery. I’m not sure I can speak to rapture. Or something about the associations I have with word rapture makes it so it can’t speak to me. Anyway, I’m getting side tracked.

I just want to get down in writing some of my intentions and ideas for the blog as way to help myself to post more often and to hold myself accountable to myself.

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