August 21, 2008
Filed Under (You don't say...?) by svana

Last week, a client that I thoroughly enjoy came in for an appointment with me. I really enjoy my time with clients who are of like mind, and I’m a bit selfish when that happens. From time to time, a friendship grows and I am doubly blessed.

We got on to the topic of Facebook, MySpace, blogging and the like. I do not have a Facebook account, nor a MySpace account…so I am virtually invisible, and I like it that way. My friend asked me how blogging was going. My response involved a fair bit of aheming, blushing and the like…with the final response of…”I don’t really have much to say…” He fell off his chair laughing, and with a wicked grin and a sharp sparkle in his eyes he said, “You have loads to say…you just don’t want to share it.”

Ouch.

For people who know me, I am quite free with my opinions, emotions and time. Occasionally I am insightful, but more often I am biting in response to the rampant stupidity that occurs around me on a daily basis. These observations are usually very direct, cutting away all the crap and digging into the heart of idiocy. I do try to temper my opinions with the humour I find in the situation, but inevitably it is quite sarcastic and dry. You do have to pay attention to dry humour, because if you blink, you’ll miss it.

My friends comment made me think. I reviewed all the discussions he and I had about spirituality, stupid drivers, cancer, family and life in general. Some of these topics have been raucous, racy, sombre, some filled with laughter until our sides ached and some were filled with tears. Over countless cups of tea and bits and bobs of paperwork thrown in for justification, we have debated, agreed, disagreed and shared.

I do have something to share. People will not always agree with my opinions, observations or insights. The beauty of my wee blog is…they don’t have to! They are free to comment, voice their opinions. If a valid point is made, I will revisit the post…but it is very unlikely I will change my opinion, because this is not about the readers comfort…it’s about my comfort. This is not narcissism, this is venting…this is also sharing.

At the end of our conversation, I felt decidedly better. More free to say what I’d like to say. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing …remains to be seen.


One Response to “A conversation…”

  1. Da Hubban Says:

    Keep sharing!

    Seriously, you have so much to say, and not enough people to say it to. It gets kind of annoying repeating yourself all the time.

    You start venting about something to someone, then another person walks by and says, “What are you on about?” So you have to repeat it all to catch them up to speed, and they chime in with their $0.01 (not many people can afford $0.02 anymore, just not enough thinking about things happening), and so it goes.

    Now, with your blog, you can post, and everyone who wants to join the conversation can read what’s happened already, no repetition. I think it’s a great idea.

    Someone drops by and asks “What are you on about?” you can say “Read the blog, bitch!” ;) Well, ok, you wouldn’t say that.

    Experience has shown that you are very insightful, and think about things quite a bit. (Just ask her about why she likes a song, folks, you’ll see.) Being able to share your view on things with everyone (or no one, depends on the finicky public, yes?) is pretty cool. The important thing is getting all of this down in writing.

    Keep up the great work!

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