The Mystery of Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

Like you, I am a writer. Not one of fame or renown, or even distinction. I express myself openly, with candor, bluntness, and an outspokenness that some may find refreshing, while others may find disturbing or upsetting, too liberal, or too empathic to certain causes or views.

THE MYSTERY OF ME

By Al Garcia

Like you, I am a writer.  Not one of fame or renown, or even distinction.  I express myself openly, with candor, bluntness, and an outspokenness that some may find refreshing, while others may find disturbing or upsetting, too liberal, or too empathic to certain causes or views. 

I do not write to debate or to argue or explain the words and thoughts that I write and post.  The purpose of my writings, like yours, is merely to share my most personal feelings and thoughts on a range of topics and situations, whether personal, political or emotional, that have in some way influenced or affected my life, and the world around me.

The range and scope of my writings, like yours, may vary from day-to-day, depending on my “mood,” and the thoughts and memories that may be triggered in my mind by some inconsequential occurrence, comment or recollection that propels my mind to places and to times that many times I had forgotten or subconsciously concealed, for some obscure or unknown reason.

Sometimes my thoughts take me to places that I never wanted to relive or experience again.  Other times, I find myself thinking and writing about emotions, sentiments and feelings that a person usually keeps to himself, for fear of revealing a truth that hurts or pains the boy, the son, the man inside of me, that I once was or have become. 

In short, my writings, like many of other writers like you, are a daily diary of my life -- a life made up of memories, and moments that touched me in some mysterious ways.  In my words and my thoughts, written down for all to see and read, I reveal how my mind wonders and works, and what I think, how I reflect and contemplate, and what arouses my passion and my rage.

It is a selfish and even voyeuristic exercise that exposes me for who I am – a man who has never fully grown up.  A man who was made to see the best and worst of our human tendencies at an early age in a war that I never understood, and made to see and feel the pain and torment of honor, valor, and even cowardice and defeat.

My writings are for those with minds that can see and feel beyond the ordinary, and perceive the improbable, imagine the incredible, and sense the inconceivable, that makes us all dreamers and visionaries, and writers.

My writings are my dreams, and even nightmares, and the visions of one ordinary life, one ordinary man, sharing myself with other wandering dreamers who may have experienced or lived one moment of my dream, but who have traveled their own paths in their own way, like I did, to where they are today. 

We each have our thoughts and our own beliefs, opinions and views.  You know me if you read the thoughts I share and the words that I write.  I am not a scholar, intellectual, philosopher or theologian.  I am but a simple man, seeking wisdom through truth, peace and clarity through understanding, and fulfillment through sharing and caring.

I am hoping that someday, I’ll grow up, and fulfill the dream my parents had of me.  But in the meantime, the mystery of me is but an open book, with each word, each story, and each thought explaining and defining me. 

As writers, we share a world of words that connect us in a very special way.  We are a family of like-minded individuals, with open minds, kind hearts, sympathetic souls, and imaginations without borders or boundaries.  There is an intimacy that comes with sharing words that flow from the depth of us. 


Submitted: June 15, 2021

© Copyright 2021 A.Garcia. All rights reserved.

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