I am who I am, the product of a lifetime, shaped by experience and choices.
I am a Stoic at heart and a poet by nature.
Some of the poetry I post on this Blog is from a book I published a while ago, “Palette of Seasons”, but the majority is new as I try to write at least one piece every day.
The idea for “Through The Cracked Window” came about as it became increasingly obvious that almost everyone has a very unique viewpoint of the world they live and function in. I am no exception.
With the onslaught of media, both commercial and social, we seem to be increasingly subjected to views of a world that have been passed through someone else’s filter, just like looking through, well, a cracked window. The view is often so twisted and distorted that it bears little resemblance to the original. However, the original remains, un-retouched, as it has always been.
We all live in our own worlds, a personal representation of the original and as unique as each individual. This is as it should be, most of the time, but…when we look through a cracked window for the first time we usually know what it is we are looking at, what the original view is and know that we are looking at a warped view. However, over time if we see the same image, each and every time we look out, we begin to believe the image to be the original and the truth is too often lost.
This site is simply my attempt to remember, that what is seen in the window is not always true but often someones else’s version of the truth, an attempt to see beyond the apparent and try to see the original.
This site is the view from “this” side of the cracked window while my other blog “Beyond The Cracked Window” is focused on remembering what is actually on the other side of that window.
Thank you for visiting…Stephen.