Welcome to the Order of the self-proclaimed elite,
who litter words like mocking birds and glitter all the streets!
Where trash and treasure are the only measures to which you must adhere.
And all your thoughts may be disposed in the Order’s boundless sphere.
Where some lock their gates in a circuitous chase to limit who gets through
and relegate their love and hate with their chosen point of view.
Others murder words and herd their verse for readers who flock like sheep.
Or rant in prose and overexpose in hopes of a consoling critique.
And here you are,
ready to cast your stones!
Or maybe … just maybe,
you’re one of the few
who’ll rummage through
and pluck glitter from the bones.
We all have them, our moments of sheer madness where we rant to the gods or the heavens or anyone who will lend a sympathetic ear.
Social media and the blogosphere appear ripe for “ranting”. An occasional rant is one thing. Constant ranting is annoying! And yet, like the proverbial train wreck, we can’t stop watching, or hitting the “like” button!
And yes, I know I just ranted! I admit it. And it’s a rare thing for me to do publicly because I strongly believe you get back what you put out into this world, so I prefer to “Rave“.
I know you can’t control the world, but you can control how you respond to the world. And so, I’ve stopped following the constant complainers. The “woe is me” and “my life sucks” crowd is no longer going to steal my joy. I don’t want to watch people constantly wrecking their train and I’m not going to enable their negative view of the world.
So, let’s end this post with a RAVE!! It’s summertime after all and life is good! And if you doubt that, may I suggest you take a stroll through the woods, visit a park or rise early and watch the sunrise.
Personally, I plan to lay out under the stars tonight and give thanks for this amazing life! And I may just stay up and watch the sunrise – wanna join me?
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie
Yours among the stars,
I thought I’d end the A to Z Blogging Challenge on a serious note – KIDDING!
I think it’s time to celebrate our success and perseverance! We may as well have some fun on the last day of our journey through the alphabet!
I’ve learned a lot about blogging over the last month. I’ve spent hours reading the WordPress tutorials. I’ve learned about themes, headers, widgets, categories and tags. I’ve also explored this fascinating realm called the “blogosphere” with the oddest assortment of inhabitants – a zany cast of characters: Artists, writers, mystics, scientists, skeptics, poets, and pontificators. The blogosphere is a global community brimming with possibilities.
Since my arrival in the blogosphere, I’ve checked out my “peeps” traveling in the spiritual realms and I’m following several blogs with a spiritual focus. I’m also following several artists, writers, and poets. I’ve become accustomed to the early morning “ding” of my WordPress app as the blogosphere wakes up and comes alive each day. As the A to Z challenge winds down I’m trying to find my groove, find my lane, and decide if there’s a place for my voice in this realm. I want to continue blogging but I need to be realistic about the time commitment. I know I don’t have the time to blog every day. So, after the challenge is over I’m considering blogging twice a week – “Monday Musings” and “Friday Features”.
The blogosphere is a magical place, so let’s be creative, hop on a unicorn and explore together! Who knows, maybe we’ll learn a thing or two along the way!
I hope you’ll join me on An Artist’s Path! Thank you for following me on my mystical journey through the alphabet!