The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new
landscapes, but in having new eyes
Sometimes, in order for things to make sense, you have to tilt your head for a different view. Then there are other times when you have to tilt your world.
This blog is one way in which I am tilting my world. I have challenged myself to see through new eyes each day and write a little about what I see in my part of the world as well as ideas I find as read and listen and study.
I have spent the majority of the last 25 years as a father, husband, Head Start Teacher, but I don’t feel that any of those roles define me. They challenge and inspire me and give me experience, but there is so much more to my experience as a human being living at this time, in this place. There are books, stories, poems, movies as well as feelings and thoughts, dreams and fantasies, ideas that come from somewhere inside me, reactions to things I have experienced. I hope all of this can somehow come out on these pages in a creative way that has its own life.
I see myself as an artist in the same way that I see anyone who creates and attempts to communicate ideas and experiences through any medium. All art is an attempt to communicate something real and true from out of our experience of being human. We are alone without it. The best part of intimate relationships are those that are honest and communicated with passion, and so art. I think we let other people tell our stories, sing our songs, paint our pictures, and dance our dances because we believe they are the artists. But, everyone has a story, a song, a dance. What is it like inside this life among all the multitude of lives in the whole of time and space. I am here now at a starting point, in the middle, at an end to tell you what it is like to be me.