A brief introduction

I am concerned with both the world I live in and with my own story–my story, because whatever story I have, I know someone else may be struggling to find a way to tell the same or a similar story.  And the world, because the only way I know how to live in it is to understand it.

I have a second blog, dedicated to creative work: A Return to Words, but I’m afraid these days I am not able to add to it very much.

18 thoughts on “A brief introduction

  1. Siobhan Curious January 1, 2013 / 11:15 am

    Dear Ashanam:

    I wanted to let you know that you were one of the top five commenters on my blog this past year. The blog wouldn’t be the same without you! Thanks so much for your thoughtful responses and loyal reading. I’m looking forward to hearing more of your observations in 2013.

    All the best,
    Siobhan Curious

    • Ashana M January 13, 2013 / 12:01 pm

      Gosh! Scratches head. Mumbles something. Thanks!

  2. desilef February 4, 2013 / 7:13 am

    I am very glad to have been introduced to your blog–and I guess that means also to you. Kind of overwhelmed at the moment, but you write about some of my own obsessions and concerns. When I have more time, I’ll be back to go through all your posts. What I’ve read so far was remarkable.

    • Ashana M February 4, 2013 / 7:16 am

      Thank you for coming by and expressing your appreciation. I look forward to hearing more from you. Thanks again.

    • Ashana M March 2, 2013 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks very much. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

  3. jzrart March 3, 2013 / 9:49 am

    Thanks Ashana for following my blog. I’ m enjoying yours. Very thought provoking.

      • Ashana M March 10, 2013 / 8:09 pm

        Thanks for coming by and commenting. I don’t especially believe in predestination. I believe our destinies are largely of our own making. As comforting as the idea of shoes that will take me forward is, I suspect it is I that will need to do the walking.

  4. Kevin Gillespie August 18, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    Hi Ashana

    Pleased to meet you. :).

    My name is Kevin Gillespie, I do, MUCH prefer to be called Kev though. :).

    I live in Wales, & am now Following your Blog. :).

    Best Wishes. 🙂
    Kev. 🙂

    • Ashana M August 18, 2013 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much. I hope you’ll come by often.

  5. Juni Desireé August 25, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    I’m enjoying reading your blog and think you’ve got some great insights and philosophies. Thanks for sharing your writing, views and stories – you seem very interesting. Looking forward to reading more.

    • Ashana M August 25, 2013 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you’ll stick around. 🙂

  6. Pamela Spiro Wagner May 11, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    HI Ashana, I hope you will either write or post more poetry…Like you I have known mutism and it has been hard. But the written word never leaves me, only the patience of people to read what I write. These days text to speech software improves THEIR experience, but it doesn’t solve the real problem. Sometimes I don’t even know what that is, in fact, why I “can’t speak” when I know nothing physically impedes me, and I could talk just as well as anyone else, if I just chose to…and yet why do I choose not to? I do not know, I do not know. I know what triggered it, but it seemingly has a life of its own and I don’t know how to stop it.

    In any event, you write just beautifully, very skilled and astutely. I love to read finely crafted, well thought out writing, so I will be following your blog. Thank you!

    • Ashana M May 12, 2014 / 3:47 am

      Thank you so much for following.

      I haven’t been getting time to write poetry these days, unfortunately, but I do hope to return to it one day.

      I’m sorry to hear you are burdened with mutism. These things do seem to have a life of their own. Take care.

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