Naturism, blogging, lockdown and Salem.

I think this is one of the few blogs a I have made. I don´t like it anymore. I used to be a very active blogger in the 2000, focused in politics mainly. But somehow it started to get on my nerves.

Blogging is somehow restricted. You have to follow a certain format, you have to write in a certain way… I was interested in blogging when I have some hope in becoming a real writer or at least a web commentator or something. But this wish just vanished.

Now that my favourite (at least one of my favourite) sites on naturism just changed to this strictly form of interaction, I have pulled back.

Blogging means something to say or to write. My fascination with naturism is the nature itself and I believe that the pictures talk to themselves.

I am not talking about only “people naked”, but in fact the smooth balance between our naked bodies and nature. We are supposed to be like this in nature.

So this blogging platform rule is like having to wear clothes in the nature. It makes me think before writing, making phrases with meaning, makes me to make sense, but to make sense is something you do to others, not to yourself. Ourselves are canvas that resemble Leonardo da Vinci for us, but it can be pure Kandinsky to others.

With this blogging platform I feel like wanting to do a William Turner  painting from a Mondrian one. It is a kind of lockdown.

Talking about lockdown, it turns me down.

I have never imagined the size of this. This scares me. One of my favourite books is “1984” by George Orwell. I think all this thing can be described as an Orwellian attempt to our liberties. What I realize is that, if the motif is believed to be fair (“We are the world”, “Save the planet”) people are willing to luckily put themselves in confinement. Even worse, they will start to denounce others that are not fullfilling the rules.

All people that still want to preserve a little freedom will be treated as the “Witches from Salem”. Coincidentally, in the story, all the killings were fueled by pure scare.

This scares me.


5 thoughts on “Naturism, blogging, lockdown and Salem.”

  1. I am not really optimistic at all, but now i am reading that “life will be not the same” after the pandemic and also many leaders and “new order” supporters are cleary pushing for a world government, it will take a 1984 twist, really.
    Once the control at human behavior is set, with use of mobile data, drones, surveillance, it will not be reverse. To our own good, to avoid another pandemic to occur, big government and even social media will be on the witch hunt to avoid and eliminate unwanted behaviour and commentary.
    I maybe being pessimist, but what I see is a total change in the way we live. Freedom will be what it will be permitted.

    • Your perspective may be right. The possibility is not denied to anyone; it lies in the very meaning of the word and the use of conditional tense. What I have matured in the last few weeks is the intangibility of our body. And this helps a lot in recomposing the schizophrenic image that we have been instilled since childhood. The constitution gives me the power to oppose medical treatments that I do not agree with (read: vaccines). The confinement in our homes has been a deprivation of freedom to the body in its movements, and to the mind in its desire to enjoy this spectacular spring. Another attack on our corporeity is the generalized obligation of clothes under the excuse of climate, decency, profession. Seeing things clearly, I will try not to assume impositions from the outside. Within the limits of prudence and until faithfulness to my convictions and views are stupidly counterproductive.

  2. Estimado Luis,
    I don’t want to judge what you wrote, because respect for opinion is sacrosanct. It’s normal for people to think differently than we do. But it’s also on the bright side. It is also nice to see and know what others think about nudity and how they live it: it can also be a suggestion for us. On the other hand, if we prefer to follow our path, no one is stopping us from doing so; on the contrary, we will appreciate the variety of points of view. I realize that with my photos and comments I can be monotonous, monothematic: at the moment I don’t know how to be different from that: anyone can take it as he can & want. I don’t count the likes. Of course, I’m pleased, but I’m more pleased to have a place where to share and disseminate what I live and how I live it. I don’t stress the differences because I like to be polemical, always having something to say about everything, expressing my discontent eventually. It’s interesting to see how others think about everything, how they live. I think this helps us to grow, to vary ourselves; this is also our attention towards other people. I don’t want to change the world nor other people; it’s more fruitful observing them, reading their opinions, seeing their photos.
    If I can continue to read you on this blog, I will be very happy. And if you decide to go your way instead, I can’t afford to bear you a grudge. If you don’t feel comfortable, you should try other paths.
    I will remember you as someone fair, open, respectful, with ideas that I could never think of.

  3. You sound depressed and I can understand that, especially at the moment. In this lockdown I have chosen to re-read Orwell’s “1984” as it happens. Yes, there are similarities, but I take heart from the fact that the current controls are temporary and I know that there will be a huge protest if they are not lifted when the time is right, so I am confident they will be. Also, there are aspects of the control described in “1984” that still feel extreme and frankly impossible to imagine happening in a society where free speech is still protected and easier than ever, given the means of dissemination available to us, such as the Internet. That is one reason why blogging is important and worth the effort.

    It doesn’t matter if your blogs are only read by a minority, they will help to keep that minority connected and that will keep that minority in existence and ready to fight any attack on our liberties. The trouble with free speech is that only those who want to, will listen, so unless you can get a platform from which you can shout your message, you are unlikely to see any direct results immediately and after years of trying that can be disheartening – I know, I’ve been there! Blogs are still probably a better way of getting your message across than (possibly snide) remarks on other people’s postings; far too many people fall into that trap. Blogs carry more weight in my opinion and so long as the comments on them are positive and considered – even if critical – then the debate is useful. (I hope that’s what I’m doing here!)

    As for pictures, yes they can speak for themselves, but can also raise questions, not the least of which is “where was that?” or “how did you come to be there?”. Before the change to Naktiv I used to post pictures with no more than a short comment (which sadly appear to have been lost in the change, but that’s another story) I only once posted a blog and that was short and without pictures, but I used to think that I really should make the effort to put together a better blog to accompany my pictures and that is what this new format has finally encouraged me to do. It’s no great work of art or literature, but I’m happy I have finally done it and hope to be able to do more in future.

    And as for depression – I believe getting naked out in the sunshine, especially in the countryside, is a great cure… (My recent blog described just how I am still managing to do that.)

    Don’t give up…

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