Haven't you all heard that before, especially at this time of year? Seems everywhere you look, it's a common refrain; we're all busy, busy, busy with holiday creativity...
Many weeks ago I did a post about something or other and happened to mention darning eggs and the fact that I had been on the look out for one for years.
Over the next few weeks, two beautiful specimens landed in my Inbox, real mail that is.
the first was from Diane, of Diane Knott's Musings,
Diane also tucked in some wonderful photo transfers, along with a beautiful art card of her own work - can't wait to play with these!
and then a treasure box from Deb of Mosaic Magpie, with the little beauty above and all the fun below
more ephemera than I've ever seen in my life!
all packed up in a little box that exudes creativity
Deb said in her email, "No need for thanks, we share out of love."
So true, and yet so not true.
My face to face friends and I share with each other all the time. We talk and laugh and share, tangibles and intangibles, all the while in the comfort of knowing who we are with; an honesty that comes with face to face conversations and the nuances of body language. We know implicitly that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we like nothing better to aid and abet a kindred spirit.
Why then, does it seem that the same should not necessarily true with our online friends?
Is it because we have heard so many stories of awful deceptions?
It seems it should be harder to forge those same bonds with people we haven't met face to face, that connections made on line shouldn't be as deep and trusting. Logic would have us believe we can't know the truth of someone if we haven't seen them.
I have been accused of being logical my whole life, by teachers, supervisors, friends, and relatives and I can tell you logic has nothing at all to do with blogging. In blogging, logic takes a back seat to trust, and I am so grateful to know there is way more trust in me than anything else.
I am constantly amazed by all of the people I have met through blogging. You show yourselves, you share yourselves and you enrich my life with what you share, what you say and who you are.
You have opened my eyes to new pathways and brought things to my life that have helped me to figure who I really am.
And Deb is right, you do it for love.
But thanks are most definitely necessary.
Thank you to everyone!
And on another note, I am still having issues with commenting on certain blogs. If you have formatted your blog so comments come up in a separate dialogue box, it's all good. If you have it set so the comment box is embedded in the post itself, I can't comment no matter what I try, and believe me, I have tried it all! Blogger is saying the same thing - pop up comment boxes are fine, but the others are problematic. I try to email my comments but that isn't always easy, and somehow when the relevant post isn't right there, it seems kind of weird. Don't know why, but it's weird anyway.
So if you're a new Follower, I am popping by, and loving what you do but can't always tell you!