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I'm not sure if the following is insecure or plain wacky, but to find more post from the Insecure Writer's Support Group go to Alex J Cavanaugh's site for the complete list.
Right now I'm sitting in my chair at my desk in my home office. It's getting late in the evening and I'm about ready to go to bed. It's been raining all day. It's a little cold in the house. I feel like I'm wearing snow shoes--and by that I mean shoes that are made out of snow. Thank goodness I have socks on or my feet would be really cold.
However, what I just said is an illusion. Not a lie, because it was true. Right now I'm writing this post three weeks ago. At this moment in your time I have no idea what will have transpired between this particular point in my time in the past and the time when this will be posted to the internet or the time when you the reader will be reading it. This piece of writing is my illusion of communication to readers who are different now from the point in time when I was writing this. I too have changed in subtle ways, though it's possible my change could be drastic. I don't know since I cannot foresee the future. I am the writer writing to the reader of the future.
If this is not confusing enough, consider that this paragraph--the one you are now reading-- is being started ten hours after the previous two paragraphs were written and my feet are still cold and I'm still tired because I didn't get enough sleep. However you the reader will be reading this three weeks in the future and what was written over the course of several hours for me will be read in a matter of minutes for you, that is if I haven't totally confused you and made you throw up your hands in exasperation and stop reading.
My point is--if indeed there is any discernible point--my point is that we don't always know what we are really reading and when we write we don't always know who exactly will be reading it later and under what conditions and it what state of mind. Misunderstanding and misinterpretation is often easy. You may have meant something for humor and I may have taken it for upsetting. I may be writing from the left, but you may have a right-handed interpretation of life and see your point of view in what you are reading.
Clarity helps. Writing from ones own mind does not guarantee another mind will grasp what you're saying as they perceive it from their perspective. Unlike my post today that was written many days ago, our writing should avoid the embellishment of language if it abolishes ability of comprehension. Obfuscation can lead to alienation of the reader. But that is all beside my point if indeed I even had one.
The point is that I may be in Texas or I may be home or I be somewhere in between on this fourth day of this new year of 2012, and since this was written last year to be posted this year things may not be absolutely clear to me or you now or back then in a previous year that was only three weeks ago. Lack of planning you might say, but I might say it too or I might not. I've probably said all that I've needed to say.
This might be one of the craziest things I've written, but keep in mind that this is not me now as you read this, but the writer I was three weeks ago when I was writing this. And that's what can happen when you schedule posts ahead of time and start thinking about it too much.
Where are you now in this new year? Where are you going? Were you where you wanted to be this past year?