Hey! haha I could use a little pick me up today so thanks!
It’s funny in my English class we talked about how our generation uses the internet to express their emotions, an example would be how on facebook if a friend or family member dies someone will post something like ‘RIP blah blah blah I know you’re in heaven looking down on us’ as a representation of his or her form of grieving, you know?
Personally, I find certain things like that a little uncomfortable. I always wonder why that person doesn’t just say that at a wake or at the grave site rather than publicizing it.
Anyway I think that it is true that our generation displays emotions through these kinds of outlets. Even now, I find some of my posts directly relate to the mind set I’m in. But there is also this liberating appeal that comes with it, like when I posted that Larkin stanza, it was somewhat cathartic.
But I sometimes wonder if as much as I think I am posting something for me, am I really just trying to portray myself this way to others?
I don’t know, but I’m interested in keeping it going as a sort of journal/scrapbook thing. I’m just going with whatever I feel which will be interesting to reflect on. I think my primary goal of having this is to use it as a way of checking in on where my mind is at or where it is trying to go. I’m not sure if I should transfer from the tumblr community to the full on blogosphere, but for now I’m enjoying the experience.
thanks for the support!
I can feel my heart beat
In the stomach
When I can’t stomach
To allow this soul to eat.
Always, there is regret.
But it is better that our lives unloose,
As two tall ships, wind-mastered,
wet with light,
Break from an estuary with
their courses set,
And waving part,
and waving drop from sight.” — the final stanza of Love, We Must Part Now by Philip Larkin