Consumption

July 6, 2017

(Archived Post – March 9, 2017)

It’s cold and gray outside today. It’s the kind of day that lends itself to doing nothing at all. But, that’s not really an option. I’ve been living in Sicily for a few years now and for the most part I know these types of days are few and far between.

When I left the house this morning there was a gloom that hung over the Bay of Catania; a sullenness that seemed to douse the landscape. I locked up and began my drive. It seemed as though even Mother Nature was indecisive this morning. Not really raining, but drizzling enough that you have to occasionally turn on the windshield wipers.

It’s funny how fickle the environment is. A few weeks ago, I was in Rome and it was glorious. The ‘Eternal City’ seemed to glow a fiery orange, inviting you to consume everything she had to offer. Sometimes I think that consuming is all we are truly good for as a species. I would like to think that I am different, but I know that isn’t the case.

Is it wrong to want to be heard? I find myself hoping others will find these offerings on the screen and consume them with violent fervor. Perhaps it’s my own need to feel validated. No matter how old you are I don’t think that ever goes away – That longing to be accepted.

When I first thought about starting this endeavor, I didn’t really know much about podcasting. I did some very minor research and decided to give it a go. I’ve posted one episode, a video, some photos and now a few blog posts. I thought that if people found it, great. If not, that would be fine too. Then human nature reared its ugly head.

Now I find that I have thoughts and stories I want to share, but haven’t a clue on how to market them. If only I could produce like that fiery glow of Rome, then maybe you would consume me.

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