Thursday, February 24

Out of the mouths of babes

Last night, for some inexplicable reason, I turned off reruns of Friends in order to dedicate myself to reading. I know, Jen was just as shocked as you are. But it was a bad rerun of Friends, and I really wanted to finish reading the latest Premiere. And I did, including reading the entire interview with Natalie Portman, voted Most Likely to Make You Feel Both Homely and Stupid. I hate to admit it, but she's remarkably thoughtful for a 23-year-old, damn her. This quote in particular got me: "But you know how sometimes when bad things happen to you, and all of a sudden you just tell a stranger? And then you feel so empty afterwards, like you're selling pieces of yourself that are important to you? I found it's dangerous to be exhibitionist about those things, because it cheapens it if you'll give it to anyone. The difficult things in people's lives usually end up being the most meaningful."

She wasn't talking about blogging, but it made me think about what I blog and why, what I choose to share and what I don't. Erin is pondering something similar today as well. I have no answers, just more questions, just a few more hesitations over the keyboard as I go about my life.

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