April 16, 2007

Why o why


Well, I haven't had much of a desire to write anything here for awhile. Recently, another blogger asked me just what was the purpose of my blog.
I honestly couldn't answer, accept to say that after my friend Delle died, I felt compelled to do what she asked of me: write more. And Delle wrote so beautifully, so prophetically. She had a real gift for it. She was convinced that I could be a pretty decent writer if I put my mind to it. High praise from someone I deeply respected -- and who had earned the respect due her as a published author, screenwriter, and frequent preacher at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church.
So, I'm trying to fill some pretty big shoes -- shoes that I know I never can fill.
I know that she would want me to be writing about faith -- and I'm doing my best to do that here. I don't think it's any coincidence that a good deal of my readers (and friends, for that matter) are agnostics and atheists, not to mention fallen-away Catholics. Do my words resonate with them, even if we do not agree? I hope so.
But perhaps I'd like to expand my topics a little. There are so many other intersting things that I observe and parts of my life that I'd love to write about. I've always had trouble nailing down just what to write about, which is why I set such narrow paramaters here on this blog. Am I ready to expand? Write about more? Would anyone even care? Or would this blog just devolve into a daily navel-gazing diatribe -- as if anyone would want to read about the minutae of my daily existence.
So, for now, I'm not sure where I want to go. Anyone got a map?

2 comments:

Jami said...

I would read about "the minutiae of [your] daily existence". Sometimes those can be just as beneficial as more profound posts. :)

Tina said...

I would have to agree with Jami. Hello!! Look at the ratings of all those reality T.V shows!