On My Way to Notoriety

What are fame and popularity?  How do I reach Notoriety?” I asked myself.  No one responded.  What did I expect?  Here was I standing on an unused, overgrown dirt road with only myself to discuss such matters.  I stood in the hall of Nature, with her court arrayed around me.  The Wind King spoke through the branches. “Have you begun?” he asked.  “Yes, your Majesty, I have begun the journey to Notoriety.  Even though the city is so very far,” I said.

I have never been one to seek popularity, fame, or even fortune.  I have been too busy for that.  Now, however, it is time to slow down, time to change gears.  If I am to be heard over the multitude of voices that is both symphony and cacophony, I must seek to be known, at least by some.  Part of this entails exposure.  I guess that is one of the hard things to do.  Expose oneself to the others and all that entails.  I will be brave, as I have always tried to be, and set myself firmly on the road to Notoriety.

Towards this end, I opened this WordPress account.  I paid my dues and set about the attempt to make a space, if ever so small, for my voice to be heard through my writings.  First! I thought, my page needs a theme.  Unlike my fellow writer in our writing group, I took an eternity to chose a theme.  It must be important after all to have a look and feel that speaks about the writer to the readers who stop to read a thought or two.

“How to chose a theme,” this seems like a good topic that should be easily researched.  I looked but there was no substantial, concrete help.  So, I did it the hard way.  I analyzed each theme one by one.  Finally, I found one that would speak of me to those who stopped by my page.  Should it be colorful, but not too bright? I wondered.  Yes, was the reply.

“You can change it later,” came the cry from the other end of the writing table. A member of our writing group spoke, knowing how I take so long.  But it is important, to me at least, that it look good enough and that it match who I am.  After picking a theme, some multiple hours later, I see now that his is the most important lesson of the day.  You can change it.  So be brave, be bold, and realize that any theme will do, for now.

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About Kevin Pajak

Of the many, many things I have done, nothing compares to the excitement I feel when writing and playing with both language and theory. Although challenging at times, wordplay brings a special flavor to the universe and allows all of us to see in unique and magic ways. Playing with language--that beast that can never be tamed--gives me an unfettered, ever new vision of the world around. I want to share this love of the written word through the stories I write and the language I craft.
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One Response to On My Way to Notoriety

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