Saturday, July 28, 2007

The coming out post

I've been mulling over coming out on my blog for the last month or so. Not coming out as liking both boys AND girls--that's no secret to people who know me IRL and not much of one on this blog--but coming out as being a real person with a real life that doesn't always fit easily under the category of simplicity.

The feeling that my life has been, in essence, closeted for the purposes of writing has accelerated during the recent break-up of a 17-year relationship: my primary relationship. What might I choose to say about that? How much should I keep to myself? How much do I owe the privacy of others who, though they might not be named here, would certainly see themselves reflected in this, a very public medium?

But in keeping that bit of dialogue in the dark, I seem also to have lost the yarn that knits together global warming with tomato plants, and home coffee roasting (key point: air popcorn popper) with saying no to television; that is, this abundant life. I don't know that I have the answers to simple living or blog privacy, but it might be time to start publicly living the questions in a more profound way than just simply grousing about my bad commuting habits.

I'm on my way to Chicago next week to try to be a voice for change in my church. When I get back, I'd like to try to tell the story of happens there, and why it's important to me. I'd also like to fill in some of the blanks around my successes and failures as a purveyor (and consumer, if you will) of simplicity. Wish me luck.


¡Vizcacha! said...

And so, may you find success in these endeavors. Interesting questions.

Scrivener said...

Best of luck to you. And my best wishes for you.

St. Casserole said...

I wish you blessings in your search.