It’s amazing when people who you know change so much that it is stunning to your system. I am seeing this a lot on Facebook where friends are belligerent and mean spirited. They will attack your opinion which feels like they are attacking you. It’s also stunning when they don’t care that they hurt you deeply. The world is full of stunning situations and people these days.
Something a little different here….
He was a good kid. Raised by a good family. Went to the neighborhood church. He went to school every day. He did what was expected for the most part. However he saw things in the world differently. He began to think for himself. He became a social justice warrior and a social justice worrier too. He became a black sheep, a weirdo, a renegade of sorts. The thing about it is that his life led him to be who he is today; a believer, a blogger, a person with his heart on his sleeve.
Here is another look at what a renegade is… Renegade by the classic rock group Styx.
Zealous, this is a word I am all too familiar with. In my life I have been known to be overly zealous about this, that or the other thing. My enthusiasm and zeal to advance a cause, be a part of something or doing my work have been what I am known for. The problem is that being too zealous can get you into trouble because you might miss something important or perhaps impact ones relationships when you really want to be involved with people or things. Call it the geek/nerd in me that wears his heart and soul on his sleeve. I think I have calmed down in the past year or so but there is still a part of me who will always remain zealous.
There is an old saying blossom where you are planted and for many that advice has served them well. It has served me well in some cases. People like plants need air, soil, water and sunlight in a matter of speaking in order to grow. Sometimes people need transplanting to a bigger pot in order grow more but often staying put can benefit you and the community you live in. Many people have found family, friends and connection being where they are and if one can find that it’s a true blessing.
Blossom was also a TV show starring Mayim Bialik from 1991 to 1995.
Just so you know I am a nerd, geek, dork. That being said I am socially a bit awkward with people outside my friendship group. Not knowing how to relate to someone can be difficult, challenging, sometimes impossible. When you march to the beat of your own drummer and see the world from a different lens you are going to find it tough. Sure I am a dude but there is a good level of feminine influence that informs me about how to get along in the world. Doing things your own way can be freeing but hard. Everyone is awkward about something and that is alright.
I remember in days gone by I was much more energetic. My body produced what it needed to be vibrant and powerful. As I have aged I face depression and fatigue. Being energetic at the moment means having all things working in sync. Right now hormones seem to be running the show. I am working on becoming more vibrant and energetic because I want my spark back in whatever form that takes.
Life is so fast paced and hectic so when you get a chance to take your time and set your own pace why not do that. Maybe we need to amble more instead of running and speeding through our day to day existence. Do this especially when visiting a museum or taking a walk on a trail. Learn to savor, experience and be open to all the things you are encountering because you may not see them again.
To take a picture in the old way means exposing film to light to create a image. Then you have to process and develop that film to create a print that can be seen by everyone.
Exposure also means being made aware of things that are not familiar. Lots of places need exposure to share what they are doing and to bring people to the marketplace of ideas and commerce.
Exposure can also be a very negative thing when bad behavior is brought to light so that all can see. No one wants their dirty laundry to be seen.
It’s interesting how exposure can have different applications and uses in life. It can also have special meanings depending on the situation.