No-Face (カオナシ kaonashi, lit. “faceless”) is a spirit in the Japanese animated film Spirited Away, written by Hayao Miyazaki. He is shown to be capable of reacting to emotions and ingesting other individuals to gain their personality and physical traits.
In this blog I wantedView Page to be anonymous and faceless since it is to be my version of a TMI Facebook post, twitter tweet or literary selfie. I wanted to wear a mask while I unburden myself of thirty years worth of words. (Oops, now you know more about me already) Reading more to find a better name since No Face was taken, I found that description online.
Kaonashi has so many meanings. I also love Miyazaki films. This is what I have selected as the username for my faceless blog. I will probably drop identifiable information into this first attempt at reaching out to the world, but I would prefer if you (any casual reader who might happen by, or family member who might recognize me-unlikely) would see me as any stranger who walks by you on the street, any bum in need, any mentally ill person who scares you, any weird person, any person whose words are not heard.
I can’t seem to stop writing. People I trust say, “you know, maybe you shouldn’t send a 7 page letter to a newspaper columnist. If you send that letter to the President of China, you will probably wind up on the terror watch list.” They have also said, “you know, I have a lot to do. I can’t read all you write.” But writers need readers, even invisible, mythical ones.
Robert A. Heinlein said
“Autobiography is usually honest but it is never truthful.”
So I guess you, mythical reader, can expect the same. My words to be honest, from my heart, but perhaps used with artistic license.