Friday, November 23, 2007

Gratitude

I have had some kind of blogophobia lately. I have all these great post ideas in my head, which I compose eloquently and profoundly in my head at the gym, or in the car, or in line at 5 a.m. on Black Friday*, but have no time to sit and write them out while also shooting, editing and uploading photographs to perfectly illustrate my words.

Sorry.

But since it was Thanksgiving here yesterday, I just wanted to make sure that you all know just how grateful I am to have you, my blog readers and friends, in my life. You are all over the world and yet all somehow manage to stop by my studio for a chat, a hello, a laugh on a pretty regular basis, as if we were all just around the corner from each other. I am so glad to know you, whether or not I've ever met you in person. Thank you for being there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

*For those not here in the U.S., Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, on which retailers offer crazy sales designed to bring the masses into their stores with their hard-earned cash. These sales usually involve such deep discounts that people have been known to camp out overnight to be first in line in the morning. Other people, not that much less insane, have been known to wake up at 4 a.m. just because a particular computer might have been knocked down $300, thus bringing untold gigabytes of speed and memory into the realm of possibility (for another member of the family). Those other people, or that other person, rather, after two hours in line, then had the good sanity to tuck said computer, self, and freshly purchased Starbucks into the car and hightail it home, safely avoiding the legendary automobile accidents that give the day its nickname and luckily avoiding the state troopers out preventing those same accidents by issuing speeding tickets.

5 comments:

Hanna said...

I'm thankfull too, for all your visits in my blog and wonderful writings!

Black sunday, haha, I thought it had something to do with sorrow for the commersialism in the world... but perhaps not then. ;-)

Merisi said...

Thank you for being out there, I enjoy you visit and knowing you are out there.
I experience this inability to post too, the waiting for the cathartic when all of a sudden a post just flows like ink out of a pen. I am looking forward to yours!

Black Fridays after Thanksgiving, I almost miss them. I never made any bargain though, too lazy honestly, I guess. Or too exhausted after Thanksgiving dinner. In the Washington DC area it also meant total parking lot gridlock at 8am in the morning. Better to avoid or risk being stuck for the day. Congratulations on your loot! Modern society is getting back to the old ritual of getting up early to hunt for the catch of the day! :-)))

Felicia said...

I know what you mean about those wonderful blog posts you compose in your head :)

Tinker said...

I've done many mental blog posts that make it on to the page, myself.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, 'Black Friday,' and every day since!

Tinker said...

That was supposed to be "I've done many mental blog posts that NEVER make it on to the page, myself." However I had a cat running across my lap while trying to type. That happens a lot - glad I caught this omission - I wonder how many times I don't? *shiver*