Friday, December 23, 2005

Gratitude

This is prompted by Teri, at Blueberry Pie, who has graciously thanked her readers.

I’d like to thank you, too. I stopped writing several years ago, but that’s like being a dry drunk. You can stop but you’re still a writer and sooner or later, you will find yourself hitting the keyboard.

It is enormously encouraging to know that people read what you write. At this point in life, I don’t give a damn about publishing. But I love the process, writing itself, and the world keeps handing me stories that seem to have a life of their own. They nag until I tell them.

Moreover, we’ve become a kind of community – more courteous and more generous than most communities I’ve experienced on the internet. I feel like I know you. I feel like you are friends. And as much as I love to write, I love to read. There are some astonishing and talented writers in this little group. Every single day I check the blogs I’ve linked to, looking forward to seeing your next entries.

So thank you to all my real-world and cyber-space friends and fellow writers. I’m truly honored that you find the time to read. I’m grateful that you share your lives and I can read your stories.

A Happy Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. Good holidays to the atheists in the crowd. Happy Hanukkah to YC & her family. May 2006 be full of blessings for all of you.

Namaste,

Linda

4 comments:

Koru's Daughter said...

I am so grateful that you write this blog. It is a delight to muck around in someone else's busy mind for a little while. (grin)

Plus, I love to stop by and see what is going on with you. It is more like stopping by for tea than making a phone call.

I am also grateful that you are so patient and encouraging towards my writing.

Thank you, LJ.

Mella said...

Thank you for writing, LJ. You inspire me.

Merry Christmas!

Lucas said...

I thank you for your encouragement, too, lj--and for all your stopovers at The Hole to read, always leaving something behind.

It is clear to all those drop in on LOE that you have a groove here. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself here through your writing and comments.

I was going to stop in at some of the other blogs (KD, Mella, Mr. Head, to name of few, and leave a holiday wish, but I guess I'll just say it here. Happy Holidays to you LJ, and to all of you share your work and yourselves.

Teri said...

I found you through a comment you made on Mella's blog, which I found by clicking the Next Blog button at the top of the page. How fortunate! The first post I read of yours was this one. I knew we were kindred spirits.

Thanks for making my daily reading so colorful. And btw, as I searched for the above link I found some of your beautiful artwork in the September archives. More of that please! xo