Monday, February 9, 2009
Where I blog
In an attempt to bring some levity to my blog that seems to forever be filled with horrible stories about razor blade abortions, nazi-bishops, repressive regimes and unjust trials; I decided to implement a (maybe)weekly feature that I will call "Where I blog". In this new weekly section I'll take a picture of where I'm currently blogging from. I'll try to blog from as many places as possible throughout the city and post about these places.
Every place has a different vibe, gives you a different perspective on the world around you... it's interesting to see how blogging from my basement differs from blogging (as pictured above) sitting on my jacket with my laptop plugged into the wall of one of Montreal's institutions of higher learning.
Seeing these fresh face students walking around their eyes full of hope and belief that they can change the world is refreshing. When you're 18 and life hasn't yet kicked you in the balls it must be pretty amazing to think that the world is your oyster. I don't remember that feeling, but I'm sure it was great...
In some ways I still believe the world is mine for the taking though, that's why I blog, it's why I travel, it's why I love to discuss and learn. I've been fortunate enough to have people in my life that have taught me more than I could ever learn in a university, I've had drinks with people that have explained macro-economics to me better than any of my teachers ever did, I've shared meals with homeless people that have spoken to me about the beauty of an F sharp in a symphony composed in a minor scale, I've been lucky enough to read books and blogs that have made me laugh and cry and fume with rage, made fireworks go off in head and awakened something inside me that no philosophy or ethics class ever could have.
So no matter where you write from, your apartment, an internet cafe, a pub, a subway station, the floor of a college; Where you are from, the US, the UK, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Iran, Africa; keep doing whatever it is your doing because it is making a difference in someone's life, somewhere, somehow.