So, inspired by some old friends who have gone down this path, I've decided to try blogging. Perhaps as an early sign of narcissism, however, I immediately began to wonder how to present myself. Would I post a banner on my blog? What image would I use? My first good photo came to mind, but I immediately began to wonder, do I really consider myself a rusty old truck? Perhaps as this blog evolves I'll find out!
As I prepare to retire from my "day job" and step into my truly elder years I face the usual questions of what to do?, where to live?, how to get on? And as a Buddhist, I face some others that some of my friends may not be asking, such as how to fulfill my obligations to my ancestors who have passed along so much to me? How do I pass these gifts forward? As a teacher, writer -- and now -- photographer, some obvious options present themselves. But these options are fraught with the dangers of narcissism and self absorption. Yet to do, say or show nothing also seems irresponsible to the future.
Posted by David Komito