I never wanted this to feel like a chore or something that I had to do. I think I've been pretty clear about my intent and sometimes it feels like there is simply nothing more I really want to say or share or expose. But just when I feel like calling the whole thing off, something random and amazing happens. Specifically, someone actually named "Bess" stumbled upon my wee blog - and even took the time to write a comment. I don't think she could possibly know that at the precise moment she likely was pressing "publish" I was composing my final note in my head. It may not be such a gift for anyone who might think it's enough already and might cheer at the prospect of it coming to an end, but it certainly felt like a sign to me - some divine intervention on a Thursday that was rather nondescript as Thursdays go.
I witnessed a conversation the other day among some bloggers who were discussing whether it is the audience or the number of comments that dictate "success". For me, a person with a very small footprint in the world, I haven't paid much attention to the numbers and statistics are not my strong point. But I do have to say it is the most amazing feeling to have someone you do not know reach out to you when you least expect it. When I started this blog, my first post was entitled "This is the sound of one voice" (stolen mercilously from the Wailin' Jennie's song). Sometimes the sound - or the written echo - of one other voice, is all that you need.