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Humbly, Thank You. March 3, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
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At some point this past weekend my site-meter registered twenty thousand page views.

This blows my mind. The fact that I, a shy little country man who may not have had twenty thousand conversations in his protracted life has had that many interactions with YOU, my friends here in the ‘sphere, leaves me speechless, humbled, grateful.

I’m well aware that most of you probably first came here when I had things to say, about politics and society and life and love. And I’m painfully aware that that well has run low and turgid for some time now. For that presumptive bait-and-switch, I apologize. It’s primarily, I think, a matter of not wanting to paraphrase the more lucid offerings of those of you with televisions, access to CNN, MSNBC, real connections to the day’s events, and minds sharp enough to explain it all to me.

Please know that your insights and interpretations resonate in my heart, fuel the fires of my resistance, feed the flames of my passionately burning mind. You teach me, you guide me, you sustain me.

And what have I to offer you in return for this great gift?

I have a connection to a disappearing Nature, a Sky beset by unnatural pressures, an Earth in Crisis. I have a mind tuned to the seasons, an eye calibrated to the Things Unnoticed, a perspective informed by my burning desire to know Father Sky, Mother Earth, the Universe.

I’m finding that my mission statement has changed, from socio-political rabble-rouser to something softer, the whisper of a breeze in the forest, the gentle popping of a brook heading toward a river. My futile attempts at sharing my visions of God with you are hopefully better than not making the effort, though doubtless fall far short of conveying to you the gift I receive every time I walk out of my front door.

At any rate, I’m reduced to showing you The World As I See It, and, of course, my dinners.

Thank you all for taking the time to visit and share my visions, and thank you all for being my inspiration, my reason for being here, my heroes.

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1. Phy/Bob - March 3, 2008

My futile attempts at sharing my visions of God with you are hopefully better than not making the effort

Would that my attempts were even close to yours, my Dear Cousin.

2. sherry - March 3, 2008

i like coming here. i like the fact that you’ve become a person to us, to me. you share. i like that.
i started out as mainly a poetry blog but with an idea to show people how ideas can be born in different ways. my blog evolved too. it became more of me than i expected. i like that too.
i hope others do as well.
i like the world as you see it.
i like your dinners. well, most of them.
you can keep the fish, especially anchovies! ; )

3. Paul - March 3, 2008

I am with Sherry on the anchovy bit, but glad you enjoy them.

More importantly, I want to say that I can find political discussions all over the place but this is the one place I find your perspective on and sensitivity to nature, those incredible photos, and food porn to boot. I come by at least once a day full of expectation – and love what I find here. Keep it up.

4. Pagan Sphinx - March 3, 2008

I’ve only been visiting your blog for a few weeks. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your beautiful photos and the incredible gift you have with words. Your family and friends (both here and in the real world) are lucky to know you. By the way, I love anchovies, among all other sorts of alien and terrifying food!

5. littlebangtheory - March 3, 2008

Yes, the alien and terrifying foods! So well said, Gurrrl!

And thanks to all of you for your kind appraisals of my works-in-progress. They’ll get better, as I live and breathe!

6. Tengrain - March 3, 2008

CR – I came for the snark, but I stayed for the soul.

You are one of my heroes.

Best regards,

Tengrain

7. DCup - March 3, 2008

I have a connection to a disappearing Nature, a Sky beset by unnatural pressures, an Earth in Crisis. I have a mind tuned to the seasons, an eye calibrated to the Things Unnoticed, a perspective informed by my burning desire to know Father Sky, Mother Earth, the Universe.

This is why I come here. I can get political commentary all over the internets. But what you provide? Mais, non.

Unique. Beautiful. Poetic.

Thank you.

8. boxer rebel - March 4, 2008

I will echo what everyone else has said. Sure I was inspired by your political thoughts, but I am just as inspired by your photos of nature and your dinners.

9. littlebangtheory - March 4, 2008

Ten, DC, boxer, I’m prostrated before you! I vow to some day deserve your kind words. Meanwhile, I’ll just keep pluggin’ away…   šŸ˜‰

10. Mauigirl - March 6, 2008

I love your pictures and descriptions of nature and your wonderful meals. As someone who comments on things both political and non, I understand that too much discussion of politics can wear a person down. When that happens to me I leave that realm as well, although I come back to it periodically…

Just keep doing what you’re doing, we all appreciate it! And congratulations on the 20,000 page views!


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