By Way of Introduction

‘Creating life out of existence’ – these may not be the words that convey the essence of this blog, but this title definitely covers everything I’m trying to succeed in while posting here, everything I am living in anticipation of all my conscious ‘partially life’.

I used to treat blogs as they are quite sceptically but my opinion has changed drastically the other day, which is clearly shown by the fact that I started this one. The main goal of this blog is to bring sort of order out of chaos of my mind, to make an attempt to catch my thoughts that can be so elusive at times and to put them down.  The blog may seem a waste of time to a certain degree but on the other hand we (well, me personally) waste time so often that it becomes almost impossible to carve a couple of minutes a day to seat back and devote them  to something inside us that is really significant. Something immaterial but what matters indeed. John Lennon hit the bull’s-eye when he sang, ‘life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans’.

It is also important to me to commit to paper (a blog in this case) every single event I’m involved in and find of any interest. At the end of the day no-one would wish any memorable moments to vanish in the bottomless abyss of merciless time as sometimes it is a pure pleasure to travel through this abyss. Not that I would solely like to recapitulate my life, on the contrary – it’s more than welcome to live its own life (just let it not be too private). In my plans this blog is a place for my and others’ reflections on my life,  my life-in-making and my existence.

I cannot promise you that you will find any sort of serious psychological explorations etc. as I’m too prone to literary style, therefore you are going to find a lot of different stylistic devices, irony and sarcasm. I suspect it will to a certain degree resemble James Joyce’s ‘stream of consciousness’ but it is no way that it is going to happen on purpose. As I have alluded before I will do my best to write something as opposed to it as I can.

In conclusion I would like to say that I will be extremely happy to see your comments. You may feel absolutely free to write anything that seems right to you. Be sure, every comment will help and give me some food for thought.

R. A. O’Rayne


17 thoughts on “By Way of Introduction

  1. Ben says:

    Look forward to reading them mate. It’s always good to put your thoughts nd dreams down on paper!!

  2. Scott Christopher J McKelvie says:

    Was trying to figure out how to follow lol but aye, often if you don’t vlog or blog, a lot we live often goes past us. I like to live it down in memory and have it there jotted down and on video, which is why I have my YouTube channel. It’s often good to write down your thoughts and share with people. Many things prop up in our lives when we least expect it pal, you’ll surely come across many great things to speak your mind about.


  3. I am excited to learn more about the complexity of who you have found yourself to be up to this point and where you will find yourself in this journey, called life.

  4. Sly Uses says:

    What was it that changed your mind about blogs?

    • It might sound funny, but it was Jonathan Harker, one of the protagonists of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

      • Sly Uses says:

        Brilliant! That book is all about technology and if it were written today I think Jonathan Harker would have written a blog perhaps similar to what you intend. Lucy too, but hers would have been a bit pink, girly, and all about boys and herself.

    • That’s exactly what I thought!
      And now I’m in the process of writing a post about one of the most interesting places in Europe – just like Transilvania.

  5. Good day Robert, great to see that you have joined on, hope we’ll have some blog fun along the way, Must say that your name is not standard Ukranian, but then maybe you’re keeping your light under a bushel! K

  6. Aye, Kristin, it’s not Ukrainian at all. It’s just a pseudonym. Can’t stand my real name to be honest.

  7. thepoetdaniel says:

    Revolutionary Greetings! Thanks for the follow. I can totally understand you when it comes to the elusive, scattered thoughts, and in a way that is a huge part of the reason why I’m a Poet. Someone once said that poetry is basically you explaining yourself to yourself. I would add that this comes before the pen ever reaches paper, even before the language is present. My poem, “Day 3,918” sort of touches on that and some other things. Peace and Love.

  8. Hello fellow traveller on life’s twisting road!
    It’s always good to put your thoughts down in black and white, because once you start writing you can sometimes finish off in the most unexpected of places. You sit back and think ‘Whoa, where did that come from?’
    Thanks for adding me as a ‘follow’, I look forward to reading more of your work too!
    Cheery Pip!

  9. John Smith says:

    As a writer I find that setting out my thoughts and ideas is often a struggle, but your streams of consciousness seem to flow like like a river …. good stuff….. and I’m pleased that you like my photographs!

    John from

  10. Great photo of yourself. Very cool. Like the saying underneath it, too. Are you a writer?

  11. I’m happy to have discovered your blog today. Nothing wrong with James Joyce-style stream of consciousness (he’s my favorite author) and your posts seem very interesting so far. Looking forward to reading more.

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