It's good to get offline sometimes--the Internet can suck you in like a black hole--but I am so, so glad to have your musings to read again.
Yes, I was getting sucked in. I needed to pull back and set myself some rules of engagement.
Good to see you this morning. :)
Thanks. It's good to be back.
I'm glad you've returned. It was only a week, but I missed you and was anticipating missing you a whole lot more.
Thank you. That means a lot.
I'm glad to see you'll keep writing here (of course)! This is a place for stories. Balance is important too, and I'm happy you have found yours.
Thanks. Going away, coming back- it's all part of the narrative.
Were you gone? I am kidding. :-) I'm glad you're back.
We all need a break, sometimes. I do wonder, though, why some folks think blogging is somehow a less valid way to relax or process the ups and downs of life. I get the impression that when we think that way, we are taking ourselves far too seriously. That's a bigger problem than blogging, if you ask me. :-)
I was getting obsessive about posting every day- sometimes spending hours over a couple of lines. I needed to step away to get my sense of proportion back.
Welcome back, Tony! Just for the record: you dont have to feel an obligation to post every day - or every week - or ever, for that matter. I go through times of not posting, followed by spates of two or three a day. Everyone has his or her own posting style.
You are my favorite LJ friend. I would miss you terribly if you left for good.
You have so much good to say!
i haven't read in a couple of day and saw your return. 60 comments, must mean lots of people are happy you're back. i am. so welcome back, funny, once my son ran away, to the corner and back. i was glad to see him return.
I did think of going and taking a picture of the street corner- with the paper shop on the far side of the road- but decided that would be taking the metaphor too far.
2009-08-28 12:50 pm (UTC)
I would say welcome back to your flock, except they're more like a herd - how come everyone's so fawning? :)
Anyway, I'm pleased your posts aren't stopping, I somehow knew you'd be back for more ;)
I guess they must think I'm a nice person or something. You, of course, know me better :)
For some reason your post about the street corner brought to mind my nephew, who ran away from home at six, going a block or so.
My sister found a note on his pillow:
I meant to say, We are your FAMBLY. So welcome back home.
That's a great story.