My Life is Not an Open Book

March 4, 2012

I love the ambivalence in this photo!

My eye was caught by the juxtaposition of the closed and open signs at Open Books in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.  It got me musing about privacy and blogging.  I share a lot of my life in this blog, but not everything.  I suppose the blog is best as a record of my activities — my travels, walks, recipe experiments, quilting projects — as well as of my growth as an artist.  The blog has become an archive of the seasons of the Pacific Northwest as seen through my eyes.  It is an accurate reflection of the things I think about at this stage of my life.

But I do keep some things private.  I hope my words here, my public voice, are true to the real me, but I have no wish to make of my life a completely open book.  The juxtaposition of open and closed fits my situation well!


14 Responses to “My Life is Not an Open Book”

  1. garden2day Says:

    I like it that way-not knowing everything and not telling everything from my perspective, too. It leaves something to wonder about causing the reader to be more intrigued, or that is my take on it… What fun is reading a book when one knows the ending?

  2. Elisa's Spot Says:

    I think that everything about us is simply expression.

  3. jik Says:

    Thanks for choosing what you choose and sharing what you share. I’m enjoying your posts from a little north-er in the Northwest.

  4. What we write on our blogs is true, for the character, the mask we wear. As a reader I can never know if what I read is True, ‘true’ or the simple truth. Each blog is a book I read, delivered to me in instalments.

  5. Chris Says:

    To each is own but a closed life is like a closed book…if you can only read the front and back covers, you may be missing out on something wonderful…like a great book or a great friend or a great experience.
    When you open up…like a book…you cannot avoid enriching your life! Life is too short to be a closed book…you can learn so many new things and insights….every day!
    Or another analogy to books….too many amazing people out there, not enough time!
    Just sayin! 🙂

  6. Chris Says:

    “When you open your heart and soul, many sweet things can come in” 🙂

  7. Renee Says:

    I don’t think there is anyone in our lives who ever really have the whole story. Different people in our lives are privileged to different chapters in our book. Sometimes I don’t even think that we ourselves know the meaning of each chapter of our lives

  8. shoreacres Says:

    As I often say, I want my writing to be personal, not confessional.

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