“Look at the moon,” my neighbor Pamela emailed at 6:30 this morning.
No doubt she was in her kitchen, two houses away, looking up at the moon I could see from my screen porch. It was high in the morning sky, just above the tree line and pond out back. To its left, Saturn sparkled in the pale banners of lavender and pink noting the start of a new day.
What fun to imagine that she was over there, beginning her morning routines of movement and calligraphy, while I was over here with my coffee and list of things to do.
What fun to imagine that Pamela and more than 900 other people have shared this morning with me…
Nine hundred today, and almost 2,000 yesterday—thanks to being featured on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page.
Yes! Random Acts of Writing [+art] was one of 10 sites featured to represent “the best of 337,632 bloggers, 478,036 new posts…and 94,221,436 words” for Wednesday, December 1.
Folks have visited from as far away as the United Kingdom, Haiti, Singapore and Australia, with comments about the photos, about fear, and about writing. Each seemed to find their own meaning in the words and images, in the message and experience of the post Something More Important than Fear.
While it is often easy for me to malign the onslaught of technology in our lives, it is refreshing to be able to celebrate its blessings as well.
Imagine—here I sit in this small house, in this small town, in this small state, and I write some words. I type them on a screen and say “look to the moon,” and there’s a chance that a few thousand people just might!
So, here’s a giant thank you to the editors of WordPress for including me; to the few thousand folks who took the time to stop in and visit (and comment); and to those of you who follow along every week. It is a pleasure to share this technology, this day, and this journey with all of you!
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Please check out the wonderful calligraphy creations by my neighbor and dear friend Pamela LaRegina, click here.
Photo ©2010, by Jen Payne