“He turned towards me and said, “You spend a lot of time trying to be interesting. Why not spend some time being interested?”
Some things take your breath away with beauty, and others with laughter. However this was a punch in the gut. And now looking back over my past several months of writing, I believe I spent too much time trying to be interesting.
Our thoughts and actions are rarely in-line with one another. While the goal of my writing has long been experience based, I believe that I’ve blurred the line between concept and experience – which is a distinction that is very important to keep clear.
The consist occurrence of extraordinary experiences that I have lately grown accustomed to has begun to slow down; at least for now. And I feel that I’ve tried to compensate for that – in ways – by over tapping those prior experiences. They haven’t become stale, yet, but if I continue to do so they most definitely will.
Things grow stale when they become old, or over-used. And conceptual fodder always comes from experience. Connecting this back to the earlier quote, if I continue writing about those things that happened, they will get stale – and I don’t want that to happen. I need to find a new interest, and once again be interested.
Ironically…this is a conceptual article. It’s not even really an article – more like a snippet of thought. However, its purpose is to say my posting is going to become a little less frequent. Hopefully, for a good reason.
For the past eight months I have written nearly every day for this blog…because I had things to write about. Now I feel like I’ve been recycling material, which there is little to no value in. And until I am once again “interested”, I’m not going to force out opinionated material for the hell of it.
Thanks for reading this far!