Tonight's sunset (what I was looking at anyway) and song: https://youtu.be/0YAayfya_M0 I was thinking today about why I post here. Perhaps I've explained it before. Anyway, being raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, I grew up always being told that my thoughts were dangerous, and that I should never express something outside the party line. Never being one to toe the line, to say the least, it was like being straight-jacketed. So I'm actively seeking to cast off the straight-jacket. I could post on FB or something, but I have no burning desire to shock people. I just share pictures of my kids and pets like everyone else these days. I actually always like FB posts that are more personal and tell it exactly how it is. In other places, I seek out people who are posting about their own lives, and it's not always pretty. I'm not always pretty either. I can be mean-spirited, whiny, self-pitying, judgmental, etc. I also have a lot of joyful, absurd, and meaningful to me, experiences that, for whatever reason, I just feel drawn to talk about. I don't sanitize my thoughts for the comfort of the lowest common denominator. In fact, one of my purposes is to be comfortable stating my truth, and letting others handle their feelings about it. My truth changes a lot. Sometimes I delete my "truth" and hope no one read it! But humanity is a messy, wet and sticky glorious mess. The trick is in learning to roll around in it and laugh.