How are things going, with the WWW so far?
Not great, I won’t lie. But I would have been a fool to think that it would be an instant success story.
And it definately wouldn’t be as rewarding in the end (although, Life, I am willing to give up that satisfying sensation, if you’re feeling like making the WWW go viral at any point… Just sayin’).
If you’ve seen the 1991 comedy What about Bob?, you already know that baby steps work wonders. So baby steps it is… And I hope it will pay off eventually.
When I started talking about this project, a dear friend of mine suggested that I’d use a visual element. I thought that was interesting, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on something that would have a meaning, that would be accessible to everyone, and that would be kind of cool.
And I think I found something.
What about (Bob? – sorry, I really like the movie) tying a white ribbon outside our homes, since we’ll already be going to spend a little moment outside? Around balcony ramps, telephone posts, trees… Using fancy bows or just toilet paper. The point being to just leave a white mark when you walk back inside.
So that, as the wave slowly travels towards the West, the whole world gets decorated with tiny white testimonies that people like you and me still believe that we can stand united. Even just for a day.
In my opinion, it could be interesting, because you could send pictures of your bows and ribbons, and I could make a collage of them.
Let me know what you think about it. Also share your thoughts if you think that you have a better idea… I am very open.
I was expecting my first t-shirt order tonight, but apparently, that’s not going to happen. which is not a bad thing, because it will just give me a good reason to post again tomorrow (unless the delivery gets postponed again, which wouldn’t be shocking, in all honesty).
In the meanwhile, I want to give a loud and heartfelt shoutout to you Lovelies who are following this blog, and have shared the invitation to the WWW with their friends and families. It really means a lot to me. And you reminded me of a famous quote…
Maybe… Just maybe. In these negativity-filled days, we are slowly but surely creating that crack. To let the light in… At long last.
I like to believe in this.
I hope you do too.
Baby step by baby step.