Monday, February 28, 2011

Good morning!

Welcome to my weblog. My given name is Matthew T Aimone, and I am a seeker. I have sought answers to all kinds of questions, great and small, my entire life; my favorite questions have always been "How?" and "Why?" I'll most likely repeat them and delve into answering them a lot here on my new blog, titled, "Annaërullo Awakening."

For instance, "Why such a funny title?" Well, you see, I'm kind of a geek. My favorite movies are Star Wars and The Matrix. My favorite book is The Lord of the Rings, and language fascinates me; so, I broke down my name (Matthew) into its original meaning ("gift from god") and translated that into Quenya, the language of the Elves in Tolkien's earliest stories of Middle-earth. "Anna" means gift; "Eru" is the name he gives the One. "-llo" is the conjugated suffix for motion from, hence, "Annaërullo," where the diaresis (umlaut) indicates a separate vowel sound (no diphthong); also, it looks pretty. The diaresis also adds to a "crown-like" aspect of the visual aesthetic of the word itself, which alludes to the king-in-exile aspect of my favorite character in LotR, Aragorn.

Okay, nerd, but why "Awakening?" As I said, I am a seeker. I've been tracking down what I call the "Common Thread" of all religions and philosophies for the last several years. That Common Thread is not so much a teaching as it is a process, of emerging from the sleep of everyday life into an awakened presence.

This blog is meant to share my experience of that process with whomever finds it of interest. So I hope you stay tuned. I'm looking forward to the journey!

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