The holidays slid right by and New Year's was met with its usual subdued flair. I was ready and waiting to get dug in to 2014 with renewed determination and hopefully some energy supplied by a committed determination to get on with things and make the changes I so want to make.
The first week of January I heard some sad news about the unexpected death of a blogger. This hit me in the gut and stayed with me for some time. Throughout the year I had been saving some figurines to send to her. Time and again I lost my nerve to contact her to get her mailing address. I talked myself out of talking to her for any number of reasons, all imaginary on my part as the blogger was a lovely person who sometimes commented on my blog as I did on hers.
It was a strange feeling to be so moved by someone half a world away, whom I'd never met, but who I wanted to send this set of trinkets to since I knew how much she loved such things. Not having sent them, she'll never know she was on my mind and I lost out on making her a little bit happy for a while.
That got me thinking about our blogs and that one day they will be abandoned. We're no longer here to keep writing and responding to comments. Do we leave them up if we have the choice or do we ask someone to make a final post saying to enjoy, but that the writer is no longer available to comment?!
Tomorrow I will tell you why I was absent from my blog all these weeks and why I have not replied to emails (I'm sorry for that.)