Friday, December 21, 2012
This medium is still strange to me in many ways. I feel as though I know people whom I've never met, as least not in person. But I feel like I've met you. We share deep thoughts and experiences through blogs. Thoughts that are fully developed or are in the process of developing... oftentimes things I don't have time or place to share with my proximate friends who accompany me in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I think it is possible to know someone through blogs and to know them intimately. But here is the strange part: Just as quickly, as life gets in the way, we can disappear. Check out. Step away from the computer leaving nothing but a post whose poststamp gets more and more ancient. I got irritated with one blogger who quit writing just like that. No explanation. No winding down. Just stopped. I was irritated because I wondered what happened to her. Where was the end of the story??? But then, it isn't a story, is it? It's just life. Busy, crazy, ongoing life. I still wonder about her. And every now and again I check her blog, just to see if she's come back. And when she does, I'll try to welcome her as kindly as my old friends welcomed me. Thanks.