The significance of the title will become evident if you simply keep reading . . .
When I started this blog in April 2009, I really had no idea what it would amount to, or how far it would go, and how long . . . Here we are twenty months in and it's still truckin' along, albeit with a few short breaks hear and there, and one rather extended hiatus . . . A part of me is somewhat surprised it's still here, but then again, on the other hand, I'm not surprised at all . . . That's called duality . . .
It can honestly be said that this blog is inspired . . . And by that, I don't mean it's exceptionally good . . . "Inspired" in this case means I've felt inspired to write every entry in some way, shape, or form . . . Every one of them is from the heart . . . What you see and read is what you get . . . That's me . . . Take it or leave it . . . No phoniness, no contriving, no making s*** up . . . This blog is a piece of me, as much as my left arm . . . Many entries have been written after meditation when I'm trippin' on a few levels . . . Many have been written out of nowhere, meaning, I don't plan any particular thing to write about with much deliberation . . . It just happens with some inspiration from a higher source . . . The beauty of it is, it's often a complete surprise to me how an entry turns out . . .
I haven't planned the breaks I've taken for the most part, and that LONG interlude from Feb. 9th until Oct. 12th shocked me, in a sense . . . When I posted Dem Saints in February while spending an extended time in Florida, I had absolutely no idea I would be gone until October . . . Looking back, I simply lost the inspiration to write anything . . . Not feeling the love, and stuff was happening . . . It wasn't a case of writer's block, it was just that there was NO desire to write . . . No doubt, that's not uncommon . . . And honestly, with every entry, my feeling is, this should be the last . . .
I truly enjoy reading other blogs, and finding new ones covering any and all subjects . . . The writing process fascinates me, and there are as many approaches to writing as there are people who write . . . I'd love to sit in a room with people whose blogs I find very stimulating and entertaining and just talk about how we all approach things in a writing sense . . . It would be highly educational for me, and I think also very enlightening, because my guess is our approach to writing mirrors our approach to life in many ways . . . Writing can be a great voyage of self-discovery . . . There are people who I know or who I've come across, and I've encouraged them to do some writing . . . Some have done it, and some not . . . Strictly up to them . . . It's important though to reach out and plants seeds . . . The nice thing about the internet is that we can be as anonymous or as out there as we'd like . . .
Only yesterday did I realize that I can see where the traffic is coming from to this blog . . . That's very cool . . . Not only are there readers in North America, but also in the UK, Germany, China, Russia, Denmark, South Korea, Slovakia, Singapore, Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, and Croatia . . . Hello Croatia!! But, where's the Middle East exposure? Where are you Israel and Egypt? And how about the South Asian sub-continent? Where are you India? Maybe one day . . .
Not only does this blog give me an outlet to speak from my heart, but it also permits reaching out to a big world (or is that a small world?) in a way only made possible by some incredible technology . . . Within my inner circle of friends and family, I can count on three fingers the ones who know about this blog . . . Whether they ever read it or not, I have no idea . . . But, they're sworn to secrecy and I know it's in the vault . . .
Hey, thanks to all who take a few minutes here and there to check in and read what Snake has to say . . . and if you ever want to send an e-mail my way to say hello, by all means feel free . . . Ask a question if you like . . . This Snake is very friendly and welcoming, and most definitely doesn't bite! I'm right here in my tiny corner of cyberspace . . .
As a gift to my brothers and sisters, here's a video of one of my favorite songs of all time . . . The vibe is warm and rockin' . . . Crank it up! Let's meet on the Road to Shamballa!!
Life is beautiful baby!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!