“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
Interestingly, this is the image I use for my website background as well as my Mac desktop, business cards and more. Frankly I am not sure why! Never been much of an outdoorsy person, let alone into kites. I think it was the brightness, the choice of colours and how the kites seem to reach for the light. (How subliminal is that…?)
Returning to the author of the quote Anais Nin for a moment. I came upon her narratives in the 70s and thought them a little scandalous – particularly because they were penned by a woman the same age as my nan! They consisted of collections of short stories based on erotic thoughts and encounters. Ms Nin was perhaps better known as a diarist with psychological leanings. You may have seen a movie “Henry and June”, based on her memoir/diary of the same name.
Where is all this leading to? Well today I came across a site named rather aptly, So There. It’s an online venue dedicated to people who are looking for closure. Somewhere to vent, grieve, or apologise, and more. I found it poignant and rather sad. Folks “throwing” their angst into space and hoping for, what?
Is this another avenue for freedom of expression “à la internet-age” or bordering on creepy and voyeuristic? Is it wise, cathartic or stupid to know that your life regrets are a click away from anyone with a computer, and forever engraved in cyberspace?
What do you think? And yes, your posts will also be there – along with the very same posts on “So There” – so be warned!