"I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away...and for the briefest of moments -- every last man at Shawshank felt free."
That is the power of the words. Words that can move you, make you feel emotions that life doesn't evoke in you. I was completely moved by those words the first time, and by the whole movie as such. A wonderful story, beautifully told, marvellously enacted, magically filled to the brim with that most wonderful of human emotions - Hope.
"Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free."
And now to the baseless ramble. I am a new blogger, and have a rich history and tradition of blogging to catch up on. Hence I assiduously pursue my blogging research. And the result of my research ? My blog sucks ! I've been to other blogs, that have had a constant stream of visitors since their inception. Averaging about 25-40 visitors a day. Myself, I'm lucky if I get 3 ! I am going to change the layout a bit... but more importantly - I lack something that brings people back to blogs - Creativity.
I have never been very creative at anything in life... I don't sing, I flail about a bit (call it dancing), I don't play any musical instruments, I can't play any sport well, I can't draw or paint or anything and my last resort, as I sadly found out, I can't write. Welcome to the real world Viggy.
The best I can do is, direct you to people who can write. And boy, do they do a good job of it. Read, blog and enjoy. And I shall go and.... does it matter ?
And this isn't about my blog's popularity or anything, just a rant about my personal deficiencies. I sometimes feel my biggest problem is - lacking the courage to do anything about it.