Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A delayed post...

This is from my experience last Friday night, which is what really inspired me to create a blog. I have a lot of moments when I just really want to describe my situation through my perspective and share it with people. This was one of those nights...

It's been a while since Atlanta has gotten a good hard rain. We would get a storm on a Friday evening, when traffic is already horrendous. Luckily, I have already made it to my destination - Panera on Peachtree. As I was waiting for my friend, the power suddenly went out. It flickered twice and went out for good... no lights, no music.

Just the sound of the rain against the glass and the occasional rumble off in the distance. Ten minutes have gone by and it’s pleasantly quiet and dark.

The soft discussions around the room fill the silence and the employees are walking around trying to figure out what to do without any power.

The streams of water cover the windows as headlights flash by with a honk ever so often as drivers forget what proper etiquette is when the traffic lights are out.

A guy a few tables away doesn’t even realize how obnoxiously loud his phone conversation is, echoing throughout the silence since he’s so accustomed to talking over the noise of American culture.

My friend arrives, people leave, and we have the place to ourselves. The soup is still hot and we find ourselves having a peaceful, unique, quiet evening :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

My first go...

So I have been wondering for months if I should start a blog. Will I have time to commit to a blog? If so, will it even be worth my time? What if it just sits in internet space with no audience? Who in their right mind would continually come back to read my blog? But I decided that even if no one reads it, blogging will be a place to organize my thoughts and make me feel like I am sharing things with people who just might care.

I titled it streams for several reasons... it made me think of streaming video, but instead it would be my streaming thoughts - posted on my blog in real time as they come to my mind. Streams also made me think of the literal flow of water which can be similar to my thoughts. Streams have currents of varying speeds and volumes, typically confined within its banks (my head), but can branch of into many different directions without warning. Streams start from a source and can spring up, over flow, pool together, empty through the mouth or just plain disappear.

This is my warning to you - my thoughts have a tendency to branch off in new directions that may not make sense, but I will do my best to connect them together and make them flow in a way that is easy to follow. If not, they will probably just disappear off into space. Sometimes I may just be putting down my thoughts to get them out of my head, but I hope that you will find some posts that are meaningful, inspiring, or entertaining. I might also warn you that I play with poetry and words and I love to tell stories. Who knows what will be posted on here... I hope you enjoy!