I don’t know how many times I’ve sat down in front of my computer lately ready to write something and can’t think of anything I really want to say. I’ve started several blog posts with just one or two sentences and then just sat there looking at an almost blank screen with no incentive to continue.
I started one about the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. Usually there would be so much to say in that year of 1969 when I graduated from high school and was a hippie-flower child that wanted to go hear a bunch of rock bands play on Yeager’s farm.
Then I started another one about the 40th Anniversary of Helter Skelter and the Charles Manson Family who went on a killing spree and brought into the homes of the everyday American the mass-murder scenario that has become less shocking 40 years later.
My next attempt at putting pen to paper, so to speak, was my realization that I am developing a phobia of water after coming close to drowning! I was on my way to a doctor’s appointment on the other side of town, which meant that I needed to cross a bridge that spans a large part of the bay. I had never given it a second thought before, but when I found myself driving over the bridge and was midway, I realized I was smack dab in the middle with the ocean underneath! No, I didn’t panick, but I was very, very uneasy to say the least!
I also started a post about Kevin Skinner, saying that I liked him because he comes across as being a really nice guy. The first time he came on stage in America’s Got Talent, it was magical. When he sang “If Tomorrow Never Comes” I got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Little did I know that millions of other people were moved to tears by the way he sang that particular song that evening. It was truly magical!
The problem with magical moments like that, however, is it’s hard to produce and reproduce. Kevin Skinner has gone on to sing several more times and, don’t get me wrong, he’s done a nice job singing, but it wasn’t exceptional like on that first night! His voice is off key, sometimes a little sharp, but mostly flat, and the crystal clear quality that he had has given way to a twangy nasal sound that I didn’t hear before.
Maya Muses: So why didn’t I continue on any of these topics? Because what I had to say didn’t seem interesting to me, and if I don’t find what I’m saying of any interest, how do I expect others to? ……I don’t.
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