A lot of the blogs that I read are full of self-confident, interpretive opinions. Speaking from experience and some amount of wisdom, authors express their take on various events and topics. The exceptional bloggers manage to maintain a sense of their relative perspective, and avoid coming across as a "know-it-all". I am never more conscious of this than when I post to this blog.
Although I try to limit my blogging to expressions of my direct experience, the knowledge of the topic is a huge factor. I am considerably less confident in my writing of this blog than I am when I publish AikiEssays.
Why this particular rant? Now that I am working with a teacher, I am taking great enjoyment in being at the beginning of this thing.
I have been wandering in the woods in the dark of night. Light or dark, I love the woods. The sounds and smells hold me tightly. The feeling of the space penetrates me. Then, I am handed a lantern. With this change, I am still in the woods, but I can put direction to my exploration. I am no longer wandering in the dark.
The use of this blog is more like a personal log (without the star-date). This my best expression of what is happening on this journey, and how it feels as I encounter it.