Thanks for playing along and checking out your sign too, and it looks like the majority of us here are aquiarians!
hmmm.... that HAS to be a sign of something, of what, I dunno, they say Aquarius are the creative ones, the intelligent and overall the best of all the signs. (ok, completely made that all up).
but it still makes me wonder why Aquarius has so many creative people in their ranks, some examples:
January 20, 1920 - Fredrico Fellini - Director
January 21, 1905 - Christian Dior - Designer
January 23, 1832 - Edouard Manet - Artist
January 25, 1882 - Virginia Woolf - Writer
January 27, 1832 - Lewis Carroll - Writer
February 18, 1933 - Yoko Ono - Artist
February 7, 1812 - Charles Dickens - Writer
And many more who I am not including because they don't prove my point. I may find many creative people in Cancer or Sagittarius too. Which is exactly what astrology is, as I see it. A bunch of "maybes" that can generally apply to many people. It's like trying to see faces in the clouds, because you know you will see something if you want to see.
I reject astrology because it has no scientific grounds. And yet I still believe in God
and that is something that cannot be explained either. This is the
place where my scientific side and my spiritual side sit down to argue
for hours, drinking coffee after coffee and getting nowhere. I have
learned to accept that I haven't got the answers.
But we all want to belong to something, be in a group, and please,
let them tell us we're good at something so that we may feel more
confident trying it. But sometimes that is just not the case. We feel awkward anyway. Like blogging. WHY do we blog? Our friend Kathy told us she blogs to leave a journal for her kids to read when they are older and can understand and see more dimension to the character or "mom" that they know. I love that idea!
But what other reasons are there? To connect to others like us. To be accepted, to get feedback, to show someone who would understand what we think is beautiful. Because if you go to a blog over and over is because you like what you see and it moves you to react. To get up and think differently, to make a collage, to read a new book.
This subject has been extensively
addressed here in the blog world by everybody I read, everybody wants to understand WHY they like blogging so much, but really what I want to know is why did they start? So when I
find a blog I like, I usually go to the very first post. There you can
find what the true reasons of this particular person are, the WHY of
I started to blog to find me again. the me who was always drawing in a sketchbook, an avid reader, who loved taking long walks with a head full of new ideas. This me took her dutiful second place when other little people appeared. But still she was always there. I had to take this long trip of two years to find her, this electronic sketchbook did the trick, and yes, I did found her. Now we are walking together again. Ideas are flowing both ways. I enjoy her company.
And in the process of finding me, I found YOU. All of you who come here regularly, to check up on me, thank you. It has not been a lonely journey, for sure. And this is why I don't want to stop blogging. It just so much fun! thank you. Happy second bloggiversary everybody!
Here is my very first post. And it is still valid today, two years later.