Friday, November 28, 2014

Even this thought is already in the past

Even this thought is already in the past.

Writing a blog post is not about fixing some eternal truth in the  stone of time.

I needn't worry about being perfect or complete.

Each post is a record of a point in time, and an imperfect one at that. It's one of Emerson's cannonballs:

"Else if you would be a man speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today."

So why write?

  1. Writing changes me. Today I have to think about what I am thinking. Tomorrow I see what I thought today. Hopefully, I see myself growing.
  2. Writing is fun. Sometimes it's even flow-inducing. In fact, that's how I know if I'm doing it right. 
  3. Who knows but that someone out there may benefit from what I write. I hope so. But even if no one see it, the first two still apply.

Life is like an effervescence on a sea of possibility. This post is a tiny popping bubble.

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