Thursday, December 10, 2009

traveling through time and space in an upward direction

Should I rant, rave, troll or just blog? Does it have meaning, substance, depth and insight, or is it just words on a page that has no views?

Philosophical questions about whether or not, and if so how, I should blog don't tend to lead to good answers. And the same can be said about Philosophical questions in general to some extent. Because the answers all come from your world view, are entirely subjective, and can lead you running around in circular logic all day long.
But I am not blogging about philosophy, so lets not spend any more time talking about it. I am blogging simply for the sake of writing. The written word, expressed, practiced, as an art. It would be like painting on canvas that you never intend to show, but you do it for the exercise, you keep it for reference and reflection, and you may even show it, privately, for outside input, or to show the progression of your artistic skills, and to show the different lessons learned, and the challenges faced.
Thats why I am blogging, to answer the philosophical questions I once posed.

I may write about video games, and their evolving artistic medium. Thou some don't use it for that, much like a wall can be a canvas, or it can just be a wall. So can a game be art, or just be a game. The definition and distinction really is a fine line that no one can draw, because it depends on the viewer, and on the creator.

I may write about religion, and how it can be the wall that keeps us at a distance from the God who wants us close. An idea first created by people, and then eroded away at by God. The many ways that God expressed his frustration with our formulating, and systematizing our relationship with him, and with each other.
When was the last time you heard someone refer to a person as a number, or a metric, or as some piece of data about that person, or used their name as simply a means to identify them, rather than to identify with them?

I may write about life, and the flow and rhythm of each simple day. Though some are more complicated, with weddings, funerals, and baby dedications, they all are beautiful in the way that graffiti can be, chaotic, disjointed, but capturing meaning. Sin and Salvation, working together, in harmony that sounds slightly off key.

Who knows what the subject will be, because I don't write for the reader, I write this blog for me.

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