My First Entry  

Juliet610 52F
802 posts
2/13/2006 7:32 pm

Last Read:
5/29/2006 4:23 am

My First Entry

What does one write in a Blog? Thoughts, feelings, emotions, hopes or dreams? Rantings and railings? Musings or wailings? I imagine all of these, and more, will be covered at one time or another.

I frequently like to begin a piece of writing with a quote, and since I used a line from As You Like It in my heading, it seems only fitting to use another here.

In Act IV, Scene 1, Rosalind asks, "Can one desire too much of a good thing?" What do you think? Is it possible, or does it depend on what one is desiring? I cannot quite decide.

daysavailable 50M

2/14/2006 1:41 am

Too much of a good thing? Methinks a good thing is in one's mind. To have a good thing is to not have it, but to wish for it to be a good thing. It is the very desire that is the good thing. Once it is obtained, the things that is desired slowly fades, unless both you and the the object or person defined as a good thing work for it to remain "a good thing". If the "good thing" is not obtained, the desire always remains the driving force, which is both a curse and a cure. Live your life alive, I always say.

Can you feel the bittersweet. Yes I am jaded. Yes I believe. Yes I am torn. Maybe it is not my time. Maybe it will never be.

gussax 52M

2/14/2006 1:47 am

I personally believe that all things need to be done in moderation. If one smokes too much, drinks too much, eats too much, etc. there will likely be problems. But a little of each is OK. I remember watching a show (which you obviously you didn't see since you don't own a TV) talking about obesity, and how this one doctor's patient could not understand why he was so fat because he thought he was eating healthy. All he ate most of the time was oranges, because he loved oranges. Yet he would eat a bag of oranges a day! Although oranges are healthy for you, even they can be harmful if you don't have self control.

Welcome to the blogs. You'll find that quite a few of the people blogging are here just for the blogging. It is very theraputic and rewarding, I hope you enjoy it.

BiKitsapGuy 55M

2/14/2006 10:59 am

To quote a line for a popular song from the 70's...."Love is like oxygen, you get too much you get too high; not enough and you're going to die."

One can desire for a moment that smolders to a sultry warmth within the soul. It's just the right amount to create that sparkle in the eyes of those experiencing fresh love. One can desire to a point that the sultry flame within is smothered by jealousy and control.

One question: is the object of your desire obtainable. If not, then too much desire can burn too hot inside of you. If so, then the sweet aroma that comes with the perfect desire evelopes you.

my two cents.

BiKitsapGuy 55M

2/14/2006 11:28 am

May I be your Orlando or your Touchstone?

rm_GateMaster5 57M
1 post
2/14/2006 12:50 pm

CASSIUS: "And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of."

Julius Caesar: Act I, scene II

And low I await response from fair maiden, but wait he shall. For it is in her, his reflection that he asks to be seen.
GateMaster: Overture

sexyblokeinlincs 55M
470 posts
2/14/2006 12:55 pm

It's difficult to think of what to write, particularly starting off. Funnily enough I also started with a quote, your choice is a good one; I hadn't realised it was from 'As You Like It'


gemini0157 60M
6842 posts
2/14/2006 1:13 pm

Wish I could answer these questions for you but as in the words Oscasr Wilde, "I am not young enough to know everyting!"...

Welcome and enjoy your time at the blogs

333shooter333 59M
28 posts
2/14/2006 1:43 pm

Woo - brain food. "Can one desire too much of a good thing?" Literally: Yes - because one can desire anything. Thinking more: if you GET "too much of a good thing" it might no longer ~be~ such a good thing (like the post above about oranges, or as how I have seen sex and passion become too 'cerebral' with some people). If it's no longer a good thing, you can desire something else! Desire and appetite are wonderful aspects of our human experience, and The Universe wants to experience life, through you, in a many different ways as is possible. How does it feel to be a co-creator? And, why did you create me? Yours in Lightness and Love, "333"

Juliet610 52F

2/14/2006 4:51 pm

Thank you to all of you who responded to my post. As Days, Gussax, Kitsap, and 333 all more or less said, the desire appears to be the key. As long as the focus of your attention is just a want, it appears all is well. However, hyper-focusing or obsessing on the object of your desire is where you cross that magical line. In that case, when you finally get the desired object, it is no longer framed in a healthy relationship. It is the result of obsessing on it. Now that you have it, you need something new to obsess on, and so your focus shifts to craving something new, before you've even had the chance to enjoy that which you so fervently desired before.

I remember hearing a phrase as a teenager that made little sense to me at the time. However, as I’ve grown older (still refusing to grow up!), I'm beginning to understand the meaning behind it: “Until you are content with that which you already have, you will never be content with that which you want.” I believe it was used in the context of wanting material things, but can certainly be applied to many other arenas as well. I think I’ll use that as an idea in a future blog….

muffnut 53M

2/14/2006 6:56 pm

Desire too much of a good thing, want too much of a good thing, yes you can, and you shouldn't.
I feel you shouldn't desire anything for happiness, state of desire isn't happy; it is unhappy because it means you aren't living it! Desire for anything isn't a good thing it is a statement of unahppiness and non-appreciation of what you are living at the moment, lack of harmony with your world.
Happiness is only experienced in the present which in the future will be memories of happiness in your past which may make you remember happiness in the future but cannot bring you happiness again in the future-present because you are not Living it.
Live and be happy today, for that is all you really know you have.

rm_woodinfun 57M/52F

2/15/2006 9:51 pm

I have spent my life waiting, watching, learning, The more information I absorb the more complicated the decisions become. When you can control your dreams... do you want too? I only regret what I did not do. Tha answers are so simple that we can not believe them. ive it a try. If your are not whole how can you join to others? Please do not be hung up. Relax if you can. But never stop dreaming

rm_anacortes 75M
2850 posts
2/18/2006 10:48 pm

Read my blog and tell me what you think... k?

keithcancook 61M
17956 posts
3/6/2006 5:15 pm

I have gone to a wide variety of places in my blog. It has been a means for me to express creativity that I was unaware I posessed. Or at least I was not aware of the depth of what has come spilling out.

Welcome to BlogLand! I hope that you will stay with us here for awhile...

Become a member to create a blog