Thursday, 14 September 2006

existential angst

[existential angst]
Is it against the spirit of a blog to commemorate an anniversary with a retrospective, when a blog is essentially a journal that captures the moment and where the style and feel change through time?
[/existential angst]

So, slightly shuffly feetedly (is that a word?) here are a few posts from the last five hundred, over the two years I've been blogging; that I am proud of, that still make me grin to myself, that I feel encapsulate me and mine, or which I think are important.

1. Parents
2. Brewing
3. Family
4. Work
5. Health
6. Ebay
7. Romance
8. Plumbing
9. Sports

I couldn't narrow it down any more.

Also, two ongoing things that I think are important:

Ethical Living Links and Rape and Sexual Assault Support Links. If you feel you have anything that you could contribute to either of these, anonymously if you wish, then please don't hesitate to either leave me a comment or send me an email; or even to link to them if you think it's appropriate.

I should be tweaking someone's website this afternoon. Instead I'm drinking tea, eating cake, reading and talking to my chickens.

Not all at once, obviously.

10 comments:

  1. Splendid examples from a fine body of work.

    I may never eat yogurt again.

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  2. Splendid examples from a fine body of work.

    I may never eat yogurt again.

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  3. I'm really glad that I stumbled across you. I can't even retrace all the steps that got me here that first time (shortly after you moved), but I don't care.

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  4. I'm really glad that I stumbled across you. I can't even retrace all the steps that got me here that first time (shortly after you moved), but I don't care.

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  5. [existential angst]
    Is it against the spirit of a blog to commemorate an anniversary with a retrospective, when a blog is essentially a journal that captures the moment and where the style and feel change through time?
    [/existential angst]

    What does that mean?

    It maybe a journal that captures the moment, but the moment is defined by the past and there by the future becomes the moment. In remembering we move forward.... Hence Satre's "we are born free, but everwhere we are in chains.." (or something roughly along those lines)... that is existential angst.

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  6. [existential angst]
    Is it against the spirit of a blog to commemorate an anniversary with a retrospective, when a blog is essentially a journal that captures the moment and where the style and feel change through time?
    [/existential angst]

    What does that mean?

    It maybe a journal that captures the moment, but the moment is defined by the past and there by the future becomes the moment. In remembering we move forward.... Hence Satre's "we are born free, but everwhere we are in chains.." (or something roughly along those lines)... that is existential angst.

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  7. Well - I feel that a blog is like a series of photographs. I (bloggers) write about what is on my mind at one particular moment in time, like taking a snapshop. It captures a moment - but it might not be a moment that is representative of the whole of my life.

    I don't really take photographs; well, that's not quite true - but I certainly don't treasure them. To me they are surface chatter. Taking photographs is something that many people do instead of participating in life. I'd rather live my life than take photographs that are only of surface chatter and then somehow turn them in to a version of reality in later years.

    So by blogging in the same way - verbalising a snapshop - I know that I'm not actually recording my life. Each post encompasses my truth in the moment it is written. But I don't know that each post should be looked at out of context, or as a record of events.

    I have had rather a large glass of wine and I am waxing rather wordy ... but does that make sense?

    Years ago I was told that Quakers don't have gravestones in the way that other faiths do. They believe that once someone is gone, and the people who remember where they are buried are gone ... what is the point of remembrance?

    Memories are Satre's chains, if you like. Why be tied by them? Let them go, and move on.

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  8. Well - I feel that a blog is like a series of photographs. I (bloggers) write about what is on my mind at one particular moment in time, like taking a snapshop. It captures a moment - but it might not be a moment that is representative of the whole of my life.

    I don't really take photographs; well, that's not quite true - but I certainly don't treasure them. To me they are surface chatter. Taking photographs is something that many people do instead of participating in life. I'd rather live my life than take photographs that are only of surface chatter and then somehow turn them in to a version of reality in later years.

    So by blogging in the same way - verbalising a snapshop - I know that I'm not actually recording my life. Each post encompasses my truth in the moment it is written. But I don't know that each post should be looked at out of context, or as a record of events.

    I have had rather a large glass of wine and I am waxing rather wordy ... but does that make sense?

    Years ago I was told that Quakers don't have gravestones in the way that other faiths do. They believe that once someone is gone, and the people who remember where they are buried are gone ... what is the point of remembrance?

    Memories are Satre's chains, if you like. Why be tied by them? Let them go, and move on.

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  9. ROFL laughing - I wondered if your yoghurt and penis post was included and took a stab at which topic that might be under and got it in one!

    You know I will go to my grave with that post engraved on my brain. I hope to goodness I never meet your husband in real life because I'll just pee myself doubled up with laughter thinking of him with his todger dangled in a pot of yoghurt accusing you (quite rightly) that you were going to blog about it. Priceless.

    Congrats on your 2 year blogging anniversary :-)

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  10. ROFL laughing - I wondered if your yoghurt and penis post was included and took a stab at which topic that might be under and got it in one!

    You know I will go to my grave with that post engraved on my brain. I hope to goodness I never meet your husband in real life because I'll just pee myself doubled up with laughter thinking of him with his todger dangled in a pot of yoghurt accusing you (quite rightly) that you were going to blog about it. Priceless.

    Congrats on your 2 year blogging anniversary :-)

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