Without getting too existential – Who are we?
And what is it that we want to communicate about ourselves; about what we observe? Who are we as bloggers and writers (I use the terms interchangably – after all bloggers do “write”).
In the musical Les Miserables based on Victor Hugo’s great novel about the French Revolution, Jean Valjean, the hero, asks the question, “Who am I?” twice. There are two answers in this amazing song:
And yet, he’s also an ex-convict:
“Who am I?
Jean Valjean knows who he is – he’s both.
The more we write, the more we need to define who we are. Does it get murkier, or is it becoming clearer the more we evaluate ourselves, our stories, and our internal struggles?
As you continue writing, keep asking yourself this important question:
WHO ARE YOU?
Remember, The Who asked this important question back in 1978, and we now hear it at the beginning of the tv show, CSI: