Yes, I’ve been ‘outed’. To be honest, Ronovan had my ‘permission’ to do so… nothing sinister there. Don’t know what I mean? Go to RonovanWrites’ article.
Six months ago when I began blogging, I was adamant that in blogosphere, only my words need matter. I am still of that mind insofar as my writing is concerned, if I cannot communicate through my words then nothing else really matter…here anyway.
Yet the very definition of ‘blogosphere’ suggests the existence within blogs of a connected community or a collection of connected communities. This I have found to be true, as I venture into the realms of writers, publishers and agents; musicians, philosophers, Christian ministry etc. And over the short time, I find myself in a community of people, mostly beautiful, supportive and genuine.
So it is time that I ‘reclaim’ who I am… to emerge from the image of this creature:
To be frank, I miss the anonymity and mystery of the Owl, and its symbolism. In some cultures, the owl is the seer of souls and being a nocturnal creature, symbolic of dreams and shadows. In Scottish-Gaelic tradition, the owl is often associated with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. Well, the Chinese couldn’t make up their minds whether to fear the owl – a harbinger of death – or to elevate it to the role of protector, and symbolic of secrets, wisdom and intelligence. I lean towards the latter. Now do you wonder why I chose the Owl?
Certainly it now feels like I am owning my blog…at last. I post here my thoughts on ‘the meaning of life’ from a somewhat post-modern existential stance, interested in the power of narrative and language in shaping lives, and spirituality.
For the sake of frank disclosure, I also post in Rambling On, in a less ‘serious’ manner, to have a bit of fun and play. I first created Rambling On for the purpose of Blogging University and to get into a habit of writing. It is my place of so-called ‘nik-naks’. Add to this, I recently joined a team of creatives on LitWorldInterviews, probably writing in a way that I know or do best :-).
I write a lot in my professions (yep, plural), and so these are the spaces I explore writing. And I am loving it! Can’t you tell? So much so I allow myself to be outed :-).
I wonder what the future holds… And the Owl is still here…
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