A Calm Storm

The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion

Where oh where…

i don’t know what to blog about
my muse fell off a cliff
and bounced on the sharp rocks below

(making cornbread from my own recipe and baking chocolate cupcakes. you know you’re jealous)

Chance of flurries tonight. Whenever I hear that, I think of ice cream.
I don’t need to make a statement or alter the shape of the universe. Well, at least not in my blog. You see, my friends, is that it really doesn’t matter what I do here. Chances are, I’d probably make more people upset than anything else. This is an amusing space, but I’m not here to change the way people think or force something on people that don’t want to be involved. I’m just here.

Having had a blog in one form or another for 4 years…you figure things out. You figure out that your audience is not something that you get to choose. You are not in your own private universe, playing God. And you don’t always have the luxury of having the same kinds of conversations that you have in person.

I am ok with that. Because no matter what I think the effect of my posts are, the fact remains that if I choose to play God (or psychologist), I can’t guarantee that people won’t get hurt. And I can’t guarantee that backbiting will not happen. I do not want this blog to be the catalyst for that.

“… Each of us is responsible for one life only, and that is our own. Each of us is immeasurably far from being ‘perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect’ and the task of perfecting our own life and character is one that requires all our attention, our will- power and energy.

“He feels that you should do your utmost to call the attention of the friends to these large things and real triumphs, and away from their personal differences and petty pre-occupations. Now is certainly not the time for any man to think of himself, or busy himself with the weaknesses of his brother; but, rather each and every Bahá’í must concentrate in the tasks ahead and be reborn in the service of Bahá’u’lláh.”

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 92)


3 thoughts on “Where oh where…

  1. how true.
    and flurries kind of remind me of those dandeloins when they are white and you can blow them and they go everywhere. i like those, and icecream too.

  2. really nice, sholeh. thank you for sharing your thoughts on the nature of blogging… it’s definitely something i find myself struggling with these days, especially in my blog-infancy. i appreciate hearing your views, and i also appreciate you offering your take on these issues on my blog. really gives me hope for the future of technology-assisted communication.

    btw, i’m soooo with you in the ice cream thing–flurries are totally reminiscent of ice cream (especially since mcdonald’s introduced the mcflurry). 🙂

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