Monday, May 12, 2008

An Exercise in What?

For the past few days, I have been contemplating/analysing/churning this post by AB.

These are times of new rules.

I have been using an old reference model for comparison and had been coming up against an infinite pipe problem.

I can see clearly now.

What I had failed to grasp, is that I have changed. Blogging has changed me.
For the better I believe. I have exchanged new ideas with new friends, I have been galvanised into new experiences and new research well outwith my reality field, I have learned new concepts and have received an insight into new cultures. My mind has been stretched and my experience deepened by the flood of creativity that refreshes me daily.

For all this I thank YOU.

I was worried that I had sublimed into my virtual existence at the expense of my real existence, but, since the virtual is contained wholly within the real, they are one existence, kinda like two separate workshops in the same corporation. If I learn, advance & do good work in either workshop, the Corporation benefits.
I am Sans Pantaloons, for better for worse, for richer for poorer. I am he.

For a while there, my shadow was too dark to see where to step.

14 Comments:

Blogger Catcuracha said...

i think we both need a hug...

9:26 AM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

Wow! I am so glad so many bloggers are embracing their "new" selves! Good for you, babe!

Does that mean the wooden shoe slippers have to go? Just asking...

9:56 AM  
Blogger b said...

I understand what you're saying here. Through blogging I have changed as well. I've stretched myself to learn new things about others and also have learned new things about myself in the process. I'm not sure that makes any sense whatsoever. What I'm trying to say is, I like your post.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Cat, Group hug...

DutchBitch, certainly not. Sans loves his slippers! I have been asked to be photographed with fans and been offered cash money for them! Thank you once again!
We are changing, maybe we are all part of a Dean Koontz novel...

b, thank you. This is all new. We are the vanguard of this medium.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

That was a very good post. I think I have been made better by blogging too, and I am glad to have met you through blogging.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Its not a case of "my shadow was too dark to see where to step" it was a case not seeing what your world had become. Believe me, you are a better man than you give yourself credit for.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous DadGuy said...

I understand all too well.

Pure and simple, reality is what you make it. There's a lot of truth in the phrase "moderation in all things".

Best of luck in your quest. =)

8:38 PM  
Blogger Special K said...

Thank you for letting us share you.

xoxox!!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Heidenschneckenbaum said...

I love all my blog friends. That means you, too.

2:26 AM  
Blogger 'Bubbles' said...

Sans! I'm honored that you thought so deeply about this, then again... I didn't mean to cause such a stir!

I agree. Blogging is good. Blog friends are very special. I'm so, so glad that we have crossed virtual paths!

As a person that tends to think too much, I have loads of respect for your willingness for introspection! It is important for the soul.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Identity said...

The blogosphere is interesting isn't it? No doubt someone somewhere is contemplating turning the phenomenon into a doctoral dissertation. Your network has an air of positive feedback and lighthearted cooperation. It may not be the same with all groups and we are, somewhat, protected from the more negative aspects of humanity by the safeguards implemented by blogger's administrators and by a seemingly unwritten code of blogger behaviour. Nevertheless, I like it too...though,I am still tentative. At times, it gives me an odd hope for world peace, which given what I said above, may be a little naive.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Lynda, thank you. We are all travelling this new path. I am glad to be on this journey with you.

Scarlet, thank you. The Dr Pepper is in the mail.

DadGuy, thank you. Moderation in all things is an excellent rule.

Special K, thank you. For you, anything.

Heidenschneckenbaum; Welcome! Thank you my Friend.

Bubbles, I love this journey we are on. I also have a deep need to understand why. Blogging can be a great lover and a sadistic tormentor both at the same time. It is addictive and life changing, and all from the comfort of ones own front room. I love to explore, and for this journey, there ain't no maps. It was only a matter of time before I had to face the dark corner where the monsters gathered, and now I can see they were only shadows of a former self.
Thank you.

Identity; Yes, I find it fascinating! There are many directions from which analysis can be made. I have considered much of what you say, and the possible reasons for the way things develop. I have written much unpublished thought on this phenomenon, and what the future may hold. At the moment I am still a little tentative also, but mostly hanging on for the ride while it's still thrilling!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

And we like you, we really like you!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Dale, and I like you!

6:19 PM  

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