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May 08, 2005


Too good for a blog. But, then, that's what's great about blogging. You can publish anything you want. And, I do so enjoy contrarian Mother's Day stories.

Randy, your comment on my mother’s day post captured my feeling exactly: you can write about anything you want on a blog.

The day after I “blurted” out the post, feeling that I had to say what I said because…I don’t know; because I felt like I had to say it, a part of me said to myself, “What the hell? What kind of a post was that? Who gives a shit about your one hour with your father other than you?” Questions I couldn’t answer. All that came in response was the thought, “I wrote it because I wrote it. I felt like writing it and I did. Now I don’t. Today is a new post. Or not, as I feel like it.”

I’ve been re-reading “The Way of Zen” the past few days. I enjoy how Watts talks about the part of us that is always observing and commenting on the part of us that is thinking about doing something, which is commenting on the part of us that is actually doing something. Parts laid upon parts upon parts. No wonder, he says, we get so anxious and indecisive.

Just do it. Then do something else. Don’t worry if it is right or wrong. It’s neither. Or both. That’s the way blogging increasingly feels to me—a sort of Zen art form where you just sit down at the keyboard and see what happens, often surprising yourself (and, likely, other people too).

Might be one of your best pieces of writing ever too.

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