I’ve been unplugged for days, first due to home maintenance requirements, and then due to days spent in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia without an internet connection. So this evening I had a humongous amount of e-mails, including junk mail and all of you whom I follow.
After deleting the junk, I began reading blogs, and the more I read the more animated I became, which is really not a good thing at bedtime. After disturbing Hubby’s sleep repeated with thoughts inspired by your blogs, I finally told Hubby I was getting up to write.
Hubby recommended I get two pencils. From a sleep standpoint, pencils would be a better choice than writing with the glow of my computer’s monitor, but one has to do what one has to do.
So this is to you, my inspiring fellow bloggers:
Does it surprise you that I find you political, without a word about politics? Between the lines I read protest delicately framed with subtly and beauty.
In your anxiety and depression, I find sensitivity and intelligence. If you wore a red suit that anxiety would be called the tingle of intuition. Instead of a call to your shrink or reaching for anti-anxiety meds and anti-depressants, you would fly off to battle injustice and fight for the American way.
Your sensitivity has arrived at the same conclusion as think tanks, and scientist who claim the world has gotten closer to doomsday , bringing us 2.5 minutes away from the brink. People are acting out, getting careless, and generally showing stress.
Some of you use kindness and beauty to heal the world. Some of you carry the pain of the world in your soul. Some of you have the ability to deflect the pain with humor. Some of you are so clever with your words that you can reveal the truth without accusation nor criticism.
You are awesome, and I want you to know that. All of you. I wouldn’t follow you if I did not sincerely think so. Give yourself a big hug from me. I can’t wait to find even more of you great photographers, artists, philosophers, poets, and essayists.
Keep up the good work, and good night.