I Don’t Want To Talk About It

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Well, I guess I do…want to talk about “it”. I want to talk about language, and narrative, and story. I want to talk about meaning, and significance, and, dare I say it, truth. I want to talk about philosophy, and science, and theology…life, the universe and everything.
But I haven’t got much time here. Lot of ground to cover. Where to start?

Tonight I am hosting my incredible 100 Days of Bikram Yoga celebration dinner. This accomplishment is a complete miracle, definitely something I did not think I could do. I suffer with a painful condition, fibromyalgia, a not well-understood chronic syndrome notoriously resistant to treatment of any kind. As a former professional athlete, this has presented me with the challenge of my life. Is there some significance to be found in my personal struggle, or am I just another drop in the primordial soup bucket?

But I really don’t want to talk about it.

At University I studied Theology…well, technically I studied Exegesis, which is kind of on the other side of the fence with respect to the Theologians. I studied original languages, Ancient Koiné Greek and Hebrew. I would have learned Aramaic, the precursor of Arabic, and the language spoken by Jesus and his followers, but…I don’t want to talk about it.

My quest to define the genre “gospel” is the residue of my experience at grad school. In future, I will explore this topic in detail. I realize that the consensus in the field is that they are “biographies” but I find this argument weak, especially in view of the need to classify the book of Acts…but right now, I don’t want to talk about it.

I love, and I mean love, science. But I don’t want to talk about that either.

And yet, I do want to talk, to begin this new, momentous dialogue with this unbelievable, fantastic opportunity – the Blogosphere! How exciting.

And so, it begins.