Why are personal introductions always so difficult? Is it because you only get one shot at a first impression? Perhaps, it’s the unbearable fear of undergoing some sort of self-reflection in the process. Or, if you’re similar to myself, it could be that daunting drive to make everything you create nothing less than unique, nothing short of exquisite and certainly not quite normal. Whether it be the curse of the perfectionist or the blessing of the artist, it’s that single thought in the back of my mind that urges me to transform even the most simple and mundane preface into an unusual introduction.
Writing is an art and I consider myself to be an artist on many different levels. I am not asking you to love my writing or even agree with it. However, I do ask that you appreciate my poems, essays, and posts and understand that each is well thought out, every word specifically chosen and none are merely thrown together in a matter of minutes but have undergone a specific process; first born as a spontaneous thought in my mind from something as quick as a glance at nature, something as simple as a question asked by a child, or something as small as a conversation with a stranger. A thought lingers in the back of my mind for days, if not weeks, until it morphs into words, births new ideas and concocts a firm foundation for a piece of art. Whether you praise and pass on my words or whether you despise and dispute my ideas, at least appreciate that with every post I am giving you my absolute best and nothing less.
I have no intention of wasting your time, nor do I hope that you are already scratching your eyes out with rusty Victorian silverware. I wish to provide you at least an alternative perspective in the way you view the world. If, after reading one of my posts, you have altered the angle of your point of view by only one degree, I have succeeded. Even if you only come to realize the extraordinariness of an oak tree, acknowledge, or God forbid appreciate, your own ability to write or understand the importance of your time and capability to spend it more wisely, then I have triumphed.
“This is me. Sometimes hidden and sometimes revealed… For me to fit inside everyone’s heart, I put on a new face everyday.” -Rumi
I will always believe the world is worth saving. For now, I will make large attempts and make small changes, I will improve myself so that I might look forward to a better world tomorrow.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi
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