It is at the edge where I learn the most – the times when I am up against the wall and must choose, when I am afraid to take that leap off the cliff to my destiny and best life. It is at the edges where the wounds begin to heal. Even when I’ve cropped photos to get the best image of a photographed subject, there is life on the edge that was cut off. The photo here is an example. It was cropped from the image of a series of interstate interchanges in Texas, taken from a riding car on an Amtrak train. The subject of the photo was the ‘spaghetti’ appearance of the interchange, and yet, when cropped for a header, the image brought to light the presence of an auto and sign, not seen before.
I can be on the edge of my seat with excitement or fear. I can take the edge off of pain by taking an aspirin. Anger can set my teeth on edge. When I look from the edge, in multiple ways, I gain a fuller perspective about things. And that is what this blog is about – finding new perspectives for myself, and sharing them with others who might benefit.
SwanneSong is a space for expressing my deepest thoughts and feelings about things that are happening in the world today. Here I intend to offer my views about changes that need to be made for all of the world’s citizens to feel more at home on this planet. I expect to share not only the serious and mundane, but also joyful and humorous aspects of life, again from my point of view. And of course there is no escaping the times when I will stand on my soapbox to shout out about something I feel is not in the best interest of human or other sentient beings.
At the edge – one dot on the circumference of a circle – individual and communal.