Monday, August 16, 2010

See You Later, Alligator

“Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.”
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It has been almost a year since I began this (almost daily) blog, hoping to find the same joy in online friends that I used to enjoy in friends in-the-flesh. I still miss all the opportunities to “press the flesh” with friends and family who share our past as well as our present.

There has been much sorrow as well as joy in our lives in the last year, but I have focused mostly on the positive. People have their own problems; they really can’t add those of others, especially those issues over which they have no control, to their burdens.

Summer offers so much activity and so many people to share with, that it’s easy to find the fun to share with readers. Now that the garden is, for the most part, gone, and the school sessions are starting, we’ll be facing much solitude -- good for finishing long-neglected projects, like publishing my own work, but bad for tales of fun and frolic. And my travel wings have been clipped for the foreseeable future.

This leaves me with nothing to share but my deepest philosophies and feeling, and I really don’t want to put those up on the internet. Richard has told me for years that if I thought Salmen Rushdie got himself into hot water, wait until I publish what I think about. He has also reminded me that if I get burned in my bed, he will burn alongside me. So, I’m signing off on my daily blog.

Thanks for the encouragement.
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