Hello, Sunday

September 27th, 2009

“Trippers and askers surround me.
People I meet, the effect upon me of my early life or the ward and
city I live in, or the nation,
The latest dates, discoveries, inventions, societies, authors old
and new…
These come to me days and nights and go from me again,
But they are not the Me myself.” Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself

Could any words be more relevant in this age? When we spend so much time cultivating our personae on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. When we’re inundated with more information more often than Whitman could have imagined. When our identities are so bound up in our possessions or the loss of them. Note to Myself: Read it, remember it, live it.

One Response to “Hello, Sunday”

  1. Allegra Smith says:

    Tired of all. I just closed my FB page, too much information all the time and I don't write often enough to make anyone happy, so just my blog now and emails. I have not watched tv for nearly a quarter of the century, read my news and read my books. I want to live life now, through me not through someone else's perception. I know, very egotistical and yet, it fits me right now.