It's funny to me the thoughts that arise when I don't spend time on social media "telling" others about what went on in my day.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
I wonder about this philosophical question about observation and knowledge of reality when it comes to sharing things online - If I have an experience and I don't share it on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, did it actually happen?
Of course it did. But it's a good reminder to check in and make sure that I'm not simply living my life to provide a show for others, nor am I spinning everything to look as if my life is perfect. I strive to share my authentic Self with you all. I strive to have an inner life and daily life that feels blissfully succulent and artistically realized before the thought of stage or "popularity". I try to spend days here and there, not posting anything, but simply allowing for wonderful/stressful/full-spectrum life to happen. I'll even do good deeds and not tell anyone (the debate of true altruism at work!). I may still write privately and at length about the contents of my days, but I find it to be a good exercise for myself to practice silent gratitude - and only outwardly praise and appreciate the people who are in the direct, immediate experience with me.
(If you try it - let me know what you think. If you already do this - let me know what the practice has brought.)
Oh, and thanks for letting me share.
By the way... Since I AM sharing, I thought I'd remind you of the great show that I'll be a part of tonight! The Flying Poodle's Big Sexy Three-Ring Circus for Sinners! (Say that three times fast... I dare ya.) It's going to be a fun show put together by the Mistress of Mischief, Ms. Musette, with the amazing talents of Damian Blake & Annie Cherry of the New Century Follies who are in town from Kansas City (I fell in love with them at this year's Show-Me Burlesque Festival), and many other fabulous freaks. Not to mention... I'm a Friday the 13th baby, having been born on the 13th (of March), and consider every Friday the 13th a special holiday. (And I should mention that I'm really lucky - I find lots of four-leaf clovers.) So come down and celebrate!