Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yesterday I received an email from my domain name host to inform me of a renewal.  Boardwalktoeden.com would expire soon, & I should re-up on this before it's too late.

As I clicked through to the page where you buy the name, I was struck with the feeling of underwhelming boredom.  I have not been caring for this baby of mine.  I have not been nurturing or feeding this with my written word.  I have not been supplying it with magical imagery or inspiration.  I have been torn, disheartened, distressed, & dismayed by the sudden turn in most of the blogs I read, or used to.

Most became strictly for the sponsors.  For the clothes, the shoes, the selling of goods, the receiving of free items.  They all became consumerist pits.

Where did the art go?  I was lost, bored, uninspired by people who used to hit my heart strings.  & then they all began to only blog outfits.  Um...  What happened to originality?  Where did the passion go?  Do they remember why they started these blogs?  Do they remember what it was like in the beginning, when nobody was a "famous blogger"?

As a lover of John Muir, I decided that last night I should re-watch the Ken Burns National Parks series titled "America's Best Idea."  In the beginning of the first episode narrator Tom Hanks walked us through John Muir's background of industrial labor, of forceful religion, & of his constant search for natural wonder.  At heart, John Muir was a naturalist.  A scientist, & an explorer.  When he first came to Yosemite to see if it was all people said it was, he compared it to Eden.

"I used to envy the father of our race, dwelling as he did in contact with the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, because I have discovered that I also live in "creation's dawn." The morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day."  John Muir

Upon hearing this (again), I was renewed in my passion.  My reason for creating this place of peace, of inspiration, of the written word - was all for beauty.  Creating imagery with words, paired with snippets of my life.  That is who I am.  

This is my Boardwalk To Eden, & I hope you stay with me on this, but I plan on keeping it true to it's origins.  Let's hit the heartstrings, let's entangle the passions of everyone who has the faintest desire of exploration, of creation, of beauty, truth, & love.  With this, I will let the magic live, I must keep my words flowing, & I hope that in these words you find something to love.  

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with you - I feel like blogs lately have become a bit shill-tastic for me. I'm glad for the "real" ones and for that reason I'll keep reading!