Monday, February 18, 2013

announcing a new home of the soul

Dear readers of Lustrous Lives,

It has been an amazing journey these past three years. I have babbled and you have encouraged me to do so. I have philosophised and you have accepted me as the naive philosopher. I have written and you have read.

You have given me an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime. You have helped me to keep walking in the direction that I think is my life. From checking statistics of page visits incessantly to having an underlying agenda to pocket more and more 'followers', I have done it all in my little lustrous life here. The stats clock still ticks. It shows 9000+ clicks from USA, India, Sweden, Russia, UK, Germany, Hungary, Nepal, Canada and Vietnam. I am amazed just as I was to see the first few clicks.

Thank you.

It has taken me a long time, almost six months now, to let this cosy home of thoughts be as it is, forever. Dear readers, I am letting it all go.

I am moving on to live the passion that has built over the past three years here - my passion for writing, for scribbling incessantly and trying to polish and share it with one and all.I still do not know how I am going to do that :'live' my passion of writing that is. I do not know if I will ever write anything worthwhile. But I have taken this leap of faith. I want to believe I am a writer who can write something that will remain long after I am gone. To really, truly, absolutely believe it, I need to rework my life. I do not know how I will do that, given that I am messy and pretty much live-in-the-pile-till-the-guests-are-to-arrive-in-20-minutes. Still, I need to believe that I can do rework this mess if I want to be a writer.

I have thought long and short of what happens if I live with Lustrous Lives forever. I am convinced that I will have a happy life of companionship and regularity.
But, you see, I am organically a mess in more ways than one; and, I love making new messes. I can't live my writing life in the comfort zone of this blog where every one of you make me feel a writer. I need to step out of myself.

This will be the last post that I write in Lustrous Lives. You are now invited to another adventure at Wordiculture : the new journal blog of the writing self.

Love dear readers



Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this I would ask you one small favor:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Vietnam? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Vietnam in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Calle Valencia, 39
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez

Kreeti Bhandari said...

Hi Emilio!

I live in Kathmandu, Nepal. Would you want a stamp and some postcards from Nepal if you haven't been to Nepal?