For words only go so far

I’ve written countless blog entries, yet I’ve posted none, and there’s a simple reason why. 
I can’t do just to my experiences by the use of words only, or any other form of media. 
I can tell you a story from my life, but in the end, it will only be a story based on my interpretation of the world, and you will interpret my words based on your own worldview. 
I can show you pictures, but any picture will not show you that which is beyond its frames. 
I can have you listen to sounds of Wolof drumming, Seerer lullabies, prayers in Arabic and the wind from the Saharan desert, but I can’t make you breath the same air, feel this heat of the sun, or taste the rice I eat every day.
I can show you a video that will make you smile, or one that will disgust you. But by showing you a clip of space filled with infinite burning suns, I can’t make you feel small. Some things can only be understood by living it yourself. Actually, I think it’s that way with everything. 
So I’ve been here for 5 months, have less than 2 months left, and I’m supposed to share my experience with you, when the truth is I can’t. Not wanting to accept that prevented me from posting those earlier blogs. But now, I’m thinking that whatever I do forward on won’t change that which I have already lived.  
So I’ve decided to share a little story every week, and allow for you to create your own meaning and add that to your worldview and life. 

There are no comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *