Okay so apparently I’ve been on WordPress for one year now and I just can’t believe that so much time has passed already. I started this blog after finally convincing myself to publish my works (poetry, stories, photography, thoughts, etc) out to the world, not out of some need for attention, but just as an avenue to speak my mind in these art forms (like an artistic social media hahaha). Since then I’ve gained quite a few followers, and some nice comments from people, and my friends have been supportive of my works.
I know that most of my work here has been poetry. I’ve only had one short story, and a few photos I took to accompany my poems. I guess I just really write poetry most of the time, but I love writing stories and taking photos just as much, and so I do hope to have more of that. My Instagram is there, however, as a way to display some of my photos. Nevertheless, I will continue to post poetry, and whatever it that I want to post.
I don’t post as often as I used to at the start of this blog, but I do still write poetry, and so there are a lot of unpublished poems I have at hand. I just haven’t found the time or I forgot. I hope to publish more this year though, and I do hope to experience more of the world, and to express my experiences, thought, and self, in this blog.
I named the blog Ferryman of the souls as a reference to Charon from Greek Mythology (I LOVE Greek Mythology), the ferryman of the Underworld that carries souls through the river Styx. In my mind, we’ve always been much more than our bodies; we are an embodied spirit, and so I believe that living our lives is like going down a river, and we all try to steer our way through it. I believe that many people can find their way down the river and guide others as well in a multitude of ways, and so I felt that poetry, stories, and photography, is surely one way of going about it. I believe we are all ferrymen of ourselves and of others, that is how we relate with each other in the world. We become guides and influences, be it good or bad. And so my hopes for this blog was that it would just become one of the many sources of influence or guidance, even just a place to see an understanding of the world through a different set of eyes.
I’m thankful for the few kind words I received for my work, and I’ve loved reading and seeing the works of others as well. I’m thankful for this platform. Thank you WordPress!
Geo (aka just one of the many Ferrymen of the souls)