#1 To Make Something Of This Blog . . .

How often are we told to “Start at the beginning.”? Well, that may be fine with some “things,” like a topic, but sometimes one cannot do that. Take life, for instance. It was there before you and I arrived and will be there long after we are gone. In life nobody ever starts at the beginning. One simply never gets that chance. The only real choice anybody has is to jump into the thick of wherever it happens to be — without a clue as to what it’s all about.

So, if this blog is to have anything at all to do with life — and by definition it does — it’s must start  with where we find ourselves at the moment. And the best way to do that? By beginning where we are.

We don’t have to “make up something” about life. It’s already there. All we have to do is open ourselves up to it. Let’s do that this way. Take a look at this photograph, if you will . . . and give yourself a minute to take in everything you see.

(a work by Jerry Uelsmann)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jjhiii24
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 03:13:27

    What a wonderful beginning you have made here! Well, I suppose I should say, “What a wonderful jumping in at the middle you have made here!”

    I love the foundation you have provided here for your readers and I intend to be one of them!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and best of luck with yours.

    Regards…John H.


    • plainsmann
      Dec 04, 2011 @ 10:57:24

      I am grateful for your remarks, John, which show not only that you absorbed what mine tried to say, but that you are a discerning soul as well.

      As you see, you top the list as the very first — and I am honored to have someone with your breadth of experience and depth of reflection upon it to start things off. The more I read your writings, the more points of shared interests I discover. I’m making my notes and placing them in the ‘John H.’ file begun this day.

      What an unexpected boon and great richness you brought and opened before me today. I shall be making use of it all in investigating your long list of postings and interactive comments at your site.




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