Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Naked

If you read this blog, would you, oh, I don't know, offer up a hello or howdy, as is your preference? I'm beginning to feel as if I'm shouting into the wind. It shouldn't matter whether anyone's laying eyes on these words, but it does, to me. Simple as that. I could write in a notebook instead and certainly retain more of my dignity. It's emotionally risky for me to publish some of what I write. That risk may merit reward, however small.

Can't get much more honest than that.

So tell me your most closely held secret, or tell me what your favorite color is, but do tell me something.

23 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi! I do read every post you write, but I don't always comment, because I always feel like I leave the same comment over and over. But maybe that's okay. Maybe I will leave the same comment over and over, because it's a nice comment, and who doesn't like to hear nice things?

My favourite colour is robin egg blue. Or Tiffany blue.

Sarah said...

I know you do, sweet Nicole. I meant more... the lurkers (terrible word, but still).

Emily said...

Emerald green. Or maybe deep blue. But never turquoise. Never liked yellow till my daughter fell in love with it. I like to wear red.

Bibliomama said...

Partly what Nicole said and partly I SO FEEL YOU. I love your writing - sometimes I don't comment because I feel like the comment can't possibly live up to the post.

I watch The Vampire Diaries. Non-ironically. Also, I went to a party Friday night and got teenage drunk and sang songs I don't even know on Rock Band and on Sunday I was epically hung over and my son was sympathetic and my daughter was mortified and I am never drinking again for at least a few weeks.

Bibliomama said...

Oh, and indigo. Have you lost all respect for me?

Sarah said...

Indigo is my favorite, too!

I like you in red as well, Emily. And I cannot possibly concur with your daughter re yellow.

I look best in brown. Weird, huh?

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

Here is a truth: I never share my secrets. Not with my husband, not with my closest friends. Because I share so much of my self and my life with people near and far, I get a sense of strength and ownership from That Which I Will Not Tell.

When my blog is especially quiet, I remind myself that I enjoy creating it and I enjoy reading it. Sounds silly but it's true. I love when people comment and I love when my stats show people are interested, but I also love that I have eight years of creative work in one easy-to-access place with my name on it. Once again, that sense of having something that belongs to me is huge.

And on a practical note, lots of people won't comment with word verification. I comment, but I hate word verification. Sometimes I give up on them!

Sarah said...

Yes, V., the word verification is problematic; but without it there is so much spam!

Not even your favorite color, though? (I kid.)

Anonymous said...

I read your site regularly. Your writing is superb. Really, really good stuff. Please keep sharing.

De said...

I wonder if I have any secrets?

ah, I've thought of one, but it's one that I still have to keep because, although I was responsible for what happened first leading to what ultimately happened, it's not my secret.

This is interesting because I am reading HP 4 to the kids just now and we're nearly to the chapter entitled "Veratiserum." You've got me thinking now.

De said...

Oh, dear. It's spelled Veritaserum. Forgive me.

Sarah said...

Juicy, De!

Thanks, Anon.

Jenny said...

I greatly enjoy your blog. I have it in my RSS reader and often hold it for a bit. Knowing a post is there, waiting for me to read, is a fabulous feeling. Thank you for continuing to write.

alejna said...

I also gobble up every post you share, but my commenting patterns are inconsisent. Sometimes it has more to do with what's going on with me when I read a post than about the post itself. But I always love your writing, and have found myself thinking about things you've written well after the fact.

I have secrets that I don't feel I can share online, and even confessing that much makes me feel vulnerable. Those secrets are ones that are not mine alone to share, and I don't dare risk hurting the people who are closest to me. Oh, well, here's a secret that I haven't explicitly shared on my blog, even though it's largely mine alone: I have a history of depression. Sometimes when I am at my silliest in my writing, it is at a dark time for me in my own head. (Not to say that I am always depressed when I'm being silly. When I look back at the old posts, even I can't always discern which was which. But sometimes I remember.)

Also, I love cobalt blue, and have a limited tolerance for pink.

Magpie said...

Blue. My favorite color, that is. Not my state of mind, usually.

I save you for dessert. Also, Feedly is less intuitive (thus far) so I don't actually click over to the actual posts as often. I'm still getting used to things.

But here! All present and accounted for!

Magpie said...

i have a secret, but it's not mine to tell. i do kind of wish i didn't know it, but whatcha gonna do? someone else in the office knows - so that's good. as it happens, we were both sworn to secrecy, but we have good girlie ESP and we figured out that we both knew...

aren't i mysterious?

Monika said...

Just found your blog, a few weeks ago and really enjoy and resonate.
Thank you,
Monika

Anonymous said...

I have never commented on a blog before. I love your writing. Please don't stop again! I am a couple years older than you and I live in PA also. Oh, and my favorite color is purple, like lilac.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah,

I´m one of those lurkers. Here is (one of my) secret(s): I never commented before - not only here - because I feel inadequate. You put things so eloquently that I often have nothing to add. On the rare occasion when I feel the impulse to write something I´m held back by my mediocre English (this is not my mothertongue). An unreasonable fear maybe, but it is what it is.

Greetings from Germany,

Anne

Sarah said...

Thank you, Nancy, Monika, and Anne, new friends to me, for showing yourselves. You put a big grin on my face. Anne, if you're anything like the Europeans I know, your English is stellar.

Jenny, thank you. I love that we share a fondness for first graders. :)

Alejna and Maggie... Well, you know. xoxo

karen said...

I'm late to comment because I was on vacation, someplace without (*GASP*) internet. Yes, such places do still exist in this world. Yes, it did nearly kill my younger son - both the lack of connection with beings outside his physical location AND the very real possibility that I or my husband would annihilate him for asking if we could go to the cafe in town (that has internet) for breakfast/coffeebreak/lunch/snack/dinner/icecream/etc...

I, however, enjoyed it very much! I was happy to come back to several of your posts and do hope you'll keep writing in some way that I can read, because I really like it!

Catherine said...

Here I am -- weeks late but I would never "mark as read" without really reading!

Color? Blue of any shade.

Sarah said...

Hi, Karen and Cathy. Thanks for commenting!