Like many new bloggers, I started writing anonymously. It was easier to post my writing if no one knew who I was, and it gave me an easy out if I didn’t stick with it. I really began to understand why Emily Dickinson hid the majority of her poetry until her death. Originally, I didn’t even want to reveal my gender. I thought of my blog as an alter ego of sorts, a disguise. But as BBC’s version of Irene Adler would tell you, there is one main flaw for every disguise, “However hard you try, it’s always a self-portrait.”
Which is exactly what my blog has become, a mix of the quotes, music, and places that inspire me, and the writing that results. So I’ve decided to move from writing anonymously to writing under my name. Sort of. My first initial, last name. I am after all, a bored office worker who still wants to pretend she has an alias. That aside, it was starting to feel a little silly to write anonymously when my about page was titled Embrace Your Strange. It’s time that I truly do so.
Strange Happenings This Week:
Tuesday, May 22nd- World Goth Day. Originating in the U.K. in 2009, it is now a global holiday celebrating Goth Culture.
Thursday, May 17th- A sliver of the Moon appears to the left of Venus this evening. You might also notice earthshine — sunlight reflected by Earth that reaches the Moon and then reflects back to our waiting eyes lighting the Moon’s dark side.
Friday, May 18th- Deadpool 2 out in theaters. The rudest R-rated super hero in the X-Men universe returns.