Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bloggerstock: Stop the World I Want to Get On/Off
It's Bloggerstock time again! Don't forget to check out my post at the ever-funny Good Music, Bad Math. With a name like that how can it not be good? My guest, Jessica has a great blog and has written me a really great post! She's also introduced herself. So, without further ado...
Thank you to Kris for hosting me for Bloggerstock! I also want to ask all of you to check out the great and wonderful Lily on my blog Cerebral Lunchbox.
Now, I’ve procrastinated enough, so I guess I should really get on with it.
Stopping the world. It sounds like a nice proposition. I first thought about all those painful moments that I wanted to escape or hide.
But then my mind turned the to moments that linger even more powerfully in my mind. Those moments that I want to freeze the world and hold the moment for just a few more seconds. Or hours, or years.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a laundry list of precious moments that will mean nothing to you because you weren’t there. You’d just roll your eyes and skip to the next blog. Or maybe laugh at my moments and joke about them.
No, instead, I want you to think about those times in your life. The moments that to you encapsulate what it means to be alive, in whatever state you might have been: radiant, wistful, triumphant or simply content.
Those moments, however brief, are more powerful because they were so short. Because we couldn’t stop the world, we couldn’t become bored with the sensations. We can replay those moments and they still feel fresh and important.
Life is short, too short many times. But that’s what makes life so precious.
What is it about us creative types? We can go on and on about something we've created, but when asked about ourselves we suddenly clam up. Well, I'm no different, so bear with me. Where will I go from here? Who knows, but I know now that one way or another I'll see my name in print (even if it's in the local blotter sheet for a caffeine induced crime spree.)