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Garden in the mind

Posted by: | 29 July 2008 | 4 Comments |

I sat in my living room thinking what might be a good topic for a posting.  On the other end of the room, my television was on with a sort-of-interesting movie that I was half-watching.  It occurred to me that one great thing about this blog is that we, you and I, create the content–me, in my postings, and you, in your comments.  Then it hit me!

One of the major reasons I have loved having this blog is that it gives me the opportunity to create something.  I have always admired creativity in other people:  singers, bands, writers, artists, carpenters, architects, poets, chefs, teachers, athletes, parents, students, plumbers, and anyone I have left off this meager list that makes something from nothing.

That is it, I suppose–making or creating something from nothing.  Creating a thing that didn’t exist before you came along.  I don’t mean invented, I do mean created.  Writing, for example.  The act of writing has been around thousands of years in a thousand different ways, but it isn’t the idea of being the first to write, it is writing something down that was not written before.  I am meandering.

The point that I am crawling towards is that making postings on this blog, and reading your comments gives me great pleasure and leads me to believe that we are creating something here.  We are being active rather than passive.  We are not just watching and experiencing someone else’s creativity, which can be extremely enjoyable and inspiring, we are interacting and integrating to make something new.  From that, your writing gives others the opportunity to respond in their own words in their own, unique styles in ways that cannot be duplicated by any other person.

All right, now if this seems a bit “What?” that is okay.  And, it is your duty to tell me that honestly, because I am curious if you really get what it is that I am trippingly trying to say here.

So, what do you think?  Do you agree with me that we have created something here?  Or..?

(By the by, the image above was made by me at Wordle, a very, very fun site.  Click on Wordle to check it out.)

under: 6th grade, schoolstuff


  1. By: Delanie O. on 30 July 2008 at 4:18 pm      

    I think we have definetly created something. Created a place where students can place their opinions and not be challenged to badly. I personaly like being able to talk to other people my age about things like Twlight, music or politics, to see what they think, and what their veiw on it is.

    Delanie O.
    p.s who is going to the Breaking Dawn party at Barnes and Noble??? I know I am!

  2. By: Tess on 30 July 2008 at 6:24 pm      

    Hmm… Your post kind of confused me a little. I guess a thing that I can try to relate to the post is that I like creating stuff when I knit hats. I knit most all of my hats from patterns but I get to chose my yarn and gauge so I guess I create it there.

    P.s. I know I am definitly NOT going to the Twilight party I am goign to be onbe of the lazy people who is going to have the book shipped to me.

  3. By: Jessi N on 1 August 2008 at 5:45 pm      

    Mr.M- the posting kinda confused me a little too, but one thing that i am sure of is that we have definetly created something here. The blog is a great place to express feelings, and you should be proud to have made something so great! =]

  4. By: Kaitlyn S. on 1 August 2008 at 7:59 pm      

    Creation is in existence on this blog. Creation of challenging the mind, of processing other’s opinions, and of a group of people with diversity and agreement.

    Together we have created a place, a blog, to reveal our true selves.

    Kaitlyn S.

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