This is a piece I wrote for my Open Diary blog this morning. Blogs become mini communities, and OD has been a close knit one for me for many years. Unfortunately, the hardware hasn't been supporting the bloggers, and I wanted to keep blogging and keep a mirror blog also. Here is my post in it's entirety.
My fingers haven't been able do any regular walking to my blog on Open Diary for almost twenty days. Eventually I was able to post an entry or three, and once I was able to delete two entries that didn’t have notes yet. Most of you have felt just as frustrated as I.
I struggled yesterday to get a mirror blog started feeling remarkably ineffectual. Computer programs that go beyond my brain’s parameters do that to me. At some point, I will be able to post a blog list there, but not yet.
I talked often to my youngest, Lenore, who is going up north to Don’s Celebration of Life. It’s a four hour drive for her, and we are all cheering her on. Tim, who let us know about Don’s death, will be renting a car Monday and driving to Arizona to spend some time with my Ex-Paul. They were always good friends. These two kind acts will help bring the circle closer to us all.
The Great Geezer will be installing a handrail down to the garage this morning. This will give me access to the great outdoors via a car or truck. Another circle completed. I started Journaling in 1974, and I began blogging on Xanga and moved on to Wordpress then to OD sometime in the 1990’s. I hate giving up on Open Diary, but right now I don’t have time to be frustrated and out of sorts. In this case, it’s an opening of a long held circle and a letting go that will free me.
I will be back. I’ll read your blogs. They can’t get rid of me as I am a lifetime member and not at all dead. Just for the moment though, I’m waving at you from Blogger and Wordpress.
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