This blog is new. So new, in fact, that I don’t think it’s even been born yet. Conceived and embryonic maybe. Forming into… something.
I think this is why I’ve had such a rough time composing this second post. I don’t have a proper vision for this thing yet. Now, I know I listed a few topics in my introduction last week. The tricky part is binding all of that together. If not with a consistent theme, then a consistent tone or focus.
Perhaps it’s best to keep everything loose and free. Unconfined. Not to worry about whether something I want to say will agree with everything else I’ve said, or how I said it. In the words of Walt:
“Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then, I contradict myself;
(I am large – I contain multitudes)”
Something else that is new: the door that will open because of this undertaking. Each of my other online social media experiences, from LiveJournal to Twitter, have enriched my life. With new friends: ones that I’ve actively sought out and met in person. With enlightenment: insight gained through new perspectives, new music, new films. Most amazing is when this “new” happens in a seemingly random manner. Happy accidents that enrich my life.
So, here’s to what’s around the corner. I have no idea what’s coming, and I like it that way. If this were Twitter, I’d end that with a smiley face emoticon. (are they still called emoticons??)
Next time, on a very special Misanthropoeia, I think I’ll tackle the crazy richness of a Polish agnostic’s audacity in creating a ten-part TV series based loosely on the Ten Commandments. Or perhaps I’ll discuss how one Swedish film redeemed the vampire genre for me. Or, why I think women consistently write the best novels. Stay tuned.