Here, I want to explicate what I hope to express and craft with my blog. This is my blog credo and roadmap of sorts, and I will see how it unfolds and evolves, as I saw my poetry book evolve with my creative work. At this point in time, this is a definitive essay on crafting my blog.
In my poetry, I have wanted to express the oneness I feel in my life. Simply put, I suppose I would say the articulating of my relationship in life to Spirit, Ultimate Reality, the Universe, or God. I stated this in my poetry book: “[I am inspired by] the spirit of oneness in my experience. The connection between different facets of my experience such as visual colors, harmonies, nature, and language. Spirituality is sensing my world as both evident and mysterious and putting that into my poetry.”
I recall a TV program called The Naked City – There was a story about a person in one episode and the narrator talked about this person: who lived in a neighborhood in New York City. In the story that was told, this person never ventured out of his neighborhood, ever.” He lived in New York City and yet he only knew a very small part in this huge multifaceted place called New York City. I don’t want my blog to be like this, I want to venture out courageously into my life experience, into my creativity. I want to venture into both charted and personally uncharted waters.
I want this blog to be inclusive of my creative pursuits. A blog is for me about not only tangible stories but also exploring some more intangible areas. It may include stories about me, I don’t know, but it will include much more. What is this “much more”? I can’t specifically define it – the “much more” is my imagination, my poetry, and other creative endeavors, including song composing, art, photos and perhaps more. These are my creative contributions, hopefully to give insight and uplift other creative people.
The blog is also like life itself a creative work on its own – “a work in progress”. Additionally perhaps, I’d like to explore some analysis of my journey of writing, composing, drawing, or painting something. What in my life sparked that image or idea? How did I create it then? What do I have on my expressive palette to create my blog posts? I’d like to suggest the analogy that a life, my life, is little like a book, it has a, a prologue, a beginning, middle, and a completion or epilogue. There are chapters, adventures, and phases along the way in any particular life, showing growth, digression, or a little of both; a life lived is full of stories, poems, music, pictures about that journey, that is what I believe.
So, for me I want this blog to elucidate the facets of my creative muse, my creative spirit, exploring and expressing for myself and others. It has to do with images and ideas of reality and imagination, putting together a more comprehensive outlook for myself, illuminating my intimacy with life itself. Such is my muse’s credo and creative roadmap at this point in time.