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“A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.”
– Djuna Barnes
This quote, at first seems like some sort of abstract poetry. Maybe it is. But it does hold some amount of truth. Your shadow is not you, but it is caused by you. By extension, it is part of you. But to me, this quote is not really about your actual shadow.
It’s been a while since I last posted.
About 10 months, or 312 days, or 7,488 hours… I could keep going, but I won’t.
Truthfully, I am sorry. I want to apologize to the people who follow my blog and expect more regular posts from me. I want to apologize to anyone who was waiting for another photo challenge, or ATLT post. And I want to apologize to anyone who was hoping that I might reappear for my annual July Daily Blogging. But most of all, I want to apologize to myself.
The concept of celebrity is one with which we are all familiar. I think we can all agree that a celebrity is a person who is in the spotlight, a name that everyone knows, someone who is popular and talked about often. Worst of all, a celebrity is someone who is idolized by millions.
If you happen to know me irl, you’ll know that I am firmly against the concept of celebrity, and more so, idolization of people, especially those who are still living. It’s not that I don’t think people should be recognized for their art, they should. It’s really the idolization that gets to me.
You’ve likely heard about Kim Kardashian being robbed in France. If not, she was robbed at gunpoint and robbed of about 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. I’ve had a lot of mixed feelings about this; some of which I am not proud of.
If you have ever applied to a college, or graduate school, you may have had to get one of these things; a letter from a teacher or employer, explaining who you are, or telling the school why they should accept you. To me, this entire process is useless.
This is for anyone who drives, or who may drive in the future. It’s not specific to frequent or infrequent drivers. If you drive at all, this is for you. The only exclusions are people who do not live in America, and will never drive in America.
Let’s talk about the rules of the road. There are laws, which vary by state, but as you’re expected to know those before you get your license, I’ll skip most of them. The most important ones are: red means stop and green means go, we drive on the right, and never cross a double yellow line. While those are important, I would like to talk to you about highway lanes.
So I’ve posted a blog a day for the last 30 days. This is number 31. Tomorrow I will not post anything. In fact, I might not post for a week. I don’t really know when I will be back. Daily blogging is difficult, and this will be a bittersweet relief.
I never thought I’d have a use for this photo, other thank looking at it for fun. But it seems to fit perfectly with the prompt; narrow. This is a pretty narrow fire on the beach. It was taken in the Bahamas a few years ago.
The bathroom argument, though not covered as much in the media, is still going strong. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the question is whether or not transgender individuals should be allowed to use whichever (public) bathroom they identify with. There are meany arguments for and against, but some don’t make any sense.
I know a lot of Bernie supporters are upset/disappointed/angry about the way that things have turned out. I know Bernie himself doesn’t support the “Bernie or Bust” movement. It’s stressful. But let me share some advice with you.