Day 147 – May 27, 2018
So the photo really has absolutely nothing to do with fame. It is simply just for Cee’s Black and White challenge. And I just really like it. But then again, what do I know. No one really cares what I really think. Perhaps if more people knew me, or I was well known for photography or gardening or, heck, even blogging, then I think maybe people would care. But that’s not important to me. In fact, the minutes I start writing this for the sole purpose of attracting more people to this blog, than I need to be called out and shut this thing down. That is not at all why I do this. And if I no longer do it for me, than why would I want to do this. It’s actually kind of ironic. This whole fame thing. I was googling quotes on being “famous” and the thing is that most of the quotes I found are negative. A lot of people don’t want to be famous, or find it a burden. They would rather be this or that than be famous. I teach. I’ve taught for over 20 years and I have worked with a countless number of students. And the thing is, when I go to the city it is inevitable that I will run into someone I taught, or have worked with and, a lot more rare, someone who has seen me on stage. When I lived close to where I work, it was more of a burden because I really couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone who knew/remembered me. A big reason why I moved a half hour away. Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with me not liking that, quite the contrary, I love running into former students who remember me and want to say Hi! I love it more when I remember their name (especially since I can’t remember if I put deodorant on this morning.) And I think that that is all I need; just knowing that I had enough of an impact on someone that they remember who I am. Yep, that’s really all the “fame” I need.