Tuesday, 19 February 2008

February again


I let the anniversary go by, and yet can't quite. Mid February 2005 I started doing this. And still I do it, although it's an ache as much as a pleasure - the knowledge that I can't or won't write more or better, that the precious, tenuous contacts made through blogging come and go and are subject to the same dissatisfactions (mostly with myself) as any others. But take this ache away and I'd feel hollow. Every small piece of self-expression heaved out into the virtual world is a centring, a brief sighting of home.

12 comments:

Tall Girl said...

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Marja-Leena said...

Happy blogiversary, Jean! I had not seen that first entry, such a wonderful poem, but I recognize the sensitive voice that I later got to know and admire.

rr said...

I love the way the yellow flowers positively explode, firework-like, against the dark foliage. And of course their beauty would not shine so bright without that contrast.

Many nuanced returns :-)

Beth said...

Oh Jean, I'm so glad that you are here. Happy blog anniversary, and thank you for the words, the images, and the shared journey. It means a lot.

leslee said...

Happy blogiversary, Jean! I am so glad that you continue online at this odd endeavor... glad for your words and images, and glad to have had the pleasure of meeting you.

Dale said...

Thank you

zhoen said...

Harper Lee only wrote one book.

She never wrote any more or better than that.

You bless my life.

Lorianne said...

Thanks for starting and continuing. That's all any of us can hope for.

Lucy said...

funnily enough I was browsing through 'Where I'm from' poems the other day, and came across yours, your first post.
So glad you started, so glad you're still here.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

happy blogday Jean, I hope you never stop. Change as much as you like, but keep on keeping on, in your own inimitable way.

Sky said...

it is a joy to read and the photography is stunning. happy anniversary. :)

tamarika said...

Happy Blog-Aversary, Jean.

Real life seems to have overtaken my virtual life lately. Just another phase, I guess, on life's path. But I always return to you again and again, and am so glad you are here. I certainly do understand the "more of an ache than a pleasure" sentiment though!

Hugs and smiles from across the seas.