During my passage through Blogland I have read many posts from many other people. Most are of general interest dealing with food, fashion, holidays , films and the like. Not every post within them but many of the articles. Every once in a while , for reasons that are lost in privacy, someone opens up their heart and starts to speak. There is no pretence now. No brisk cheerfulness in the face of life’s teething problems. The result is electrifying.
Suddenly someone who might have mused about the quality of different tuning forks in their previous post starts speaking from the heart. It reads like a private letter written publicly. It makes me realise that just standing emotionally naked before the world is a brave thing to do. Such is the nature of modern life that many reserve their most open comments for their writing, and we disclose many of our intimate thoughts to those we shall never meet.
What strikes me , apart from the emotions expressed, is how clear and sure the writing becomes. Suddenly the person is no longer searching or trying to recollect something. They are there, right in the midst of the experience and tell it as they see it without embroidery or drama.
I am, and always have been, a keen reader and have devoured many of the classic and famous authors during my life. I read English Literature at university. But here, without announcement, or even possibly awareness, someone starts writing with a power and honesty which could stand proudly by those pages lauded by my past professors and others since. It reinforces my view that, in most cases, the extraordinary is hidden within the ordinary. When the moment comes when someone has no choice but to face their fears, act with courage or express themselves without shame the results can be astonishing to those who know them and those who don’t.
Once I was with another man and he was discussing a third party with the words, “He’s wasting his time”. I replied, “Most of us waste most of our time. It’s how we chose to do it that’s interesting”. This is not entirely true. we notice things without noticing them, and sometimes learn without paying any attention to the lessons which life offers, but on occasion, when there is no where else to go, we start to speak in a voice of which we were unaware . That unique spirit which is in us all finds a voice. I have been privileged, and astonished to find it singing here, Under certain circumstances so many people are greater than they know