Saturday, June 19, 2010

Larger than (one) life

I have always liked the idea of having several lives, to be larger than my one life, so to speak.
Anairam, my online blog persona, is part of this. I experimented with Second Life. Tango also allowed me to live another life. (Sadly, I decided to retire from tango at the end of last year.) And the reason I am so addicted to books and movies is because they give me the opportunity to at least experience other lives.

Journal page (paint, pen&ink, dress pattern, clothing label, magazine illustration)
"Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself.
I am large,
I contain multitudes."
(Walt Whitman)


Anonymous said...

One of the reasons I like my blog is that I can (most of the time) write about the good things, be lighthearted, have fun ..... even if I've had a rotten day and am in a foul mood!!!

wildish woman said...

Ja, I so know what you mean. I have found that slowly, over the years of blogging, I'm morphing into my online persona in real life. For me it's been such a cool way of testing the water before jumping in boots and all.

Leenie said...

You are right. Blogging is an excellent way to get our creative selves out for some exercise.

I am only sad that there is no way for most blog friends to spend face time together without the difficulty of traveling. I know I would enjoy visiting with all of your personalities and I would help you plot a way to put an evil curse upon the neighbor who (among other things) has blocked your view of the sea.

Freshly Found said...

I've enjoyed getting to know your Anairam side! I love her sense of humour, style and talent!

Sarah said...

I know just what you mean and like the way you have expressed it in your journal page. I agree with Anne and Wildish Woman too. I remember reading about second life in a novel and being intrigued-though I never tried it.

L'Atelier said...

Love your journal pages. and was intrigued by your idea of many lifes.... i always look at my diverse sides with a bit of distrust and been trying to unify them--- maybe i am going at this in the wrong way? many lives is a great idea!

Kat said...

I think we are all such complex beings with different moods and reactions on different days.. I like your ways of exploring different 'lives'. In my opinion it all adds up to one extraordinary and full life!