When I first started this blog back in March, the thought never would have crossed my mind that I would end up "sharing" so much. Honestly, I didn't think I had much to say.... or worth saying. I have always known that my mind is full of a vast array of thoughts and ideas, but I figured that is where they were supposed to stay.
Someone recently said to me on two separate occasions... "no one has commented on your blog." I said "yes I know, but that is not the reason for having a blog." If you are looking for friends or comments, immediate reaction, or instant gratification then Facebook or Twitter might do the trick. This brought to mind a C.S. Lewis quote I've been wanting to share:
“The Friends will still be doing something together, but something more inward, less widely shared and less easily defined;... still collaborating, but in some work the world does not, or not yet, take account of; still travelling companions, but on a different kind of journey.
That is why those pathetic people who simply “want friends” can never make any. The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends.”
Perfunctory and rather snarky, but true regardless.
As I have said before, I am not one of those shiny, happy... huggy people. However, today as I headed out the door to run errands, a guy I've known many years came across the street for a chat and I got meself a great big Irish bear hug. So I admit... I think I needed it. We wished each other a happy new year and I continued on my way. I must have been in a good mood because I was humming Korn on my way down the street. (Who the heck hums Korn?)
I have said before that I very rarely get excited about anything, and even then the excitement is not excessive. However, when I open up my email and notice stuff in the inbox, an "oooh... I have mail" issues forth... then I realize that it is just notifications of comments I have posted on blogs. This brings forth a memory from my old office job. Was so excited when we had ordered a new stapler.. a heavy duty stapler... now that was a big deal. A customer happened to come in as I was "oohing" about it and she said... "you need to get a life".... yup.
Hmm... during my sleep deprivation episode in the summer I did 15 posts in June, 10 in July and 15 in August. I have already surpassed that total in December alone. Who would have ever thought.