OK. So, this is my concept for this domain.
This blog is going to be my training tool. You see, I want to write more than anything. I want to be able to make my living by being a wordsmith; crafting beautifully written words all strung together so they flow and engage the reader. You know the words I am talking about. Those paragraphs that can describe a scene so well that you forget your surroundings and start to cry at the emotion portrayed with it. Those sentences that transport you to a place where you can feel the ground beneath the hero’s feet as he walks though the prickly grass trying to avoid the many small twigs scattered here and there just waiting to dig deep into his callused feet. But more importantly, those words which explore our world, our society and our growth.
Some days I might discuss how I spent 20 minutes researching the etymology of a word. Like, did you know that ‘ain’t’ was first used in England around 1706 as a contraction for am not. It began to be used as a generic contraction for are not, is not, etc. in the early 19th century Cockney dialect which led to the word being banished from correct English. We can thank Mr. Dickens for that.
Other days I might get on a rant about the fact that we no longer have true choice over who is representing our voices to the world. I am positive that at some point I will moan and belabor the fact that I have no option to say I do not approve of either of the candidates being put before me. I do not want to have to choose between the lesser of two evils. I want the right to say, “ None of the Above”, and truly find some leaders who are more concerned with the people they are serving than the money that lines their pockets and the power that corrupts what could be good.
Then, there will be those wonderful days when I get to set off to an area I have never been before and I get the opportunity to try to portray our wonderful natural and manmade environment to you with my words and my photography. I will explain what I am looking for and what I truly find in as much detail as possible so perhaps I can take you there and let you see how I find beauty every place I go. You will read about the disgust I feel toward all the garbage I find in the parks that we are blessed to have and you will read about my awe at experiencing the beautiful artwork that mankind’s creative spirit can produce.
There will be fiction and non-fiction; poetry and prose. Today’s Visions will become an exploration of life and a testing ground of my ability to portray a small part of that life in such a manner that will engage you, the reader, to participate in that journey with me.
Critique my grammar and writing skills. Tell me when you feel my logic is flawed. Argue an opinion with me. All of that will be part of the growing experience.
That, my reader, is Today’s Visions.