One of my new favorite past times is walking down to the beach and floating in the sea. Stretching my legs and arms into a T, closing my eyes, and feeling the hot sun on my face. The world around me is silent. I can hear myself breathe. Suddenly, my mind goes blank, worries dissolve and I imagine myself drifting out in the middle of the ocean, the only person in the world.
So decided to change the name of my blog. I didn’t really like the previous name and figured it would be temporary. I am not sure I like this name either, but I do like to float on the surface of water. It works best in the ocean because of the salt water of course, but if you hold your breath, it works in a pool or lake too. I also am unsure I can say I’m a humanist. It sounds a little pretentious to me (as does do-gooder).
I believe it’s very much possible to be a humanist and hedonist. I’m not even sure what that means but I like to think it’s caring about the well-being of “humanity” (including human dignity) and enjoying (and prioritizing) life’s pleasures. I hope to grow in balancing both.
Maybe a future blog name can have ‘humanistic hedonist’ in the title. Or ‘hedonistic humanitarian’. Nice.