In Limbo (Introduction/The Begining)
by, 04-26-2008 at 08:53 PM (1436 Views)
"Any problem can be solved with proper concentration.
Any code can be broken with a little time
and a viable starting point.
Things tend to end in much the same fashion
in which they began.
What falls in the middle, as riddles,
are the interchangeable".
-(Introduction, Shoelaces For Tranquilizers, by me)
And so here I am. Here I sit in this place with bottle in hand... Here we are at the begining of my one and only blog, which I will title "In Limbo". The passages will be labeled accordingly (IE In Limbo 001, In Limbo 002, etc). Eventually, my goal here is to chronicle my thoughts, experiences, and insights on a weekly basis (though I may choose to post more than once a week at times). Before we get to that, however, I will aim to catch you, the reader, up on my life story. The things that have happened in my life up until now, and the way in which I theorise how these experiences may have affected and/or impact myself, my thought processes, my overall approach to life, and also not to discount the effect these experiences may have had on those around me who love me (which inarguably affects me by proxy in return).
I must also forwarn you that the story of my life is, how shall I put it politely, "inordinate". Yes, inordinate. That is a good word. A good start at least. Another way to put it is that there are people out there who may find themselves being disturbed by some of the things which they may read in this blog, particularly these opening entries which tell the backstory of my life. There is everything from homelessness to alcoholism and heroin addiction to molestation, and then some things that are even worse. If you are easily offended or disturbed, I do not recommend continuing.
Otherwise, if you do decide to read on, for whatever reason it may be, I can certainly promise you one thing: Honesty. I will be brutally honest and censor nothing. The main reason for this is my overall aim here: To subject myself to a searing self-analysis though incredibly sincere introversion. Some of you may no doubt benefit from this. As I alluded to before, there are a number of reasons one may choose to read this blog, and then another set of reasons alltogether why one may choose to continue reading after starting.
Perhaps you are reading this because you are a fan of my poetry. Perhaps you wish a looking glass into someone elses mind. Maybee you hope to learn the lessons which I learned for you through my actions and experiences, so that possibly you can "take my advice", instead of following in my footsteps and suffering the consequenses which I have suffered. A good portion of you are simply bored. Whatever your reasoning, I hope you enjoy. I hope you can get something out of it. And finally, I really really hope that if you choose to read these entries, you choose also to leave some kind of comment. I don't care if you have criticism. That's cool, as long as it's constructive (It's okay to disagree with what I write. Just tell me why).
I don't care if you don't have anything "deep" or "insightful" to say. A simple "thanks for taking the time" is high praise, indeed! It really bums me out with my poetry when I see, for example, 144 views, but only 10 comments. It leaves me thinking I did something wrong. Also, I would really above all appreciate it if you were to tell your friends to check out these blogs (if you enjoy them, that is). If you shoot me a Personal Message, I could keep you updated on when I post a new "In Limbo" blog, and also if you would like, whenever I post a new poem. Again, thank you so much for at least reading this, and I sincerely hope you plan to continue following up with future posts.
-De Mi Corrizone- Chris O.