Is anyone still out there?
I THINK I am finally off the berserk Roller Coaster of Emotion I have been riding.
Currently I'm waiting in line for the Ferris Wheel of "Time to Get Over Yourself".
If I'm lucky, I will soon be back on my usual ride - the Monorail of "Pretty Darn Happy". It may not be the wildest most thrilling ride, but I like it best- far away from the drama of the other choices.
While on the roller coaster I thought it was going to stop at the Tunnel of Depression a couple of times - whoa, I got a tiny peek into that and it is one ride I don't want to go on. Just the little bit I saw made my heart a lot more tender for those that walk into that darkness. Maybe that is the lesson I can take away from all this - a lot more empathy for those in a dark place.
Thank you for all the supportive, touching, and sweet emails that you sent. They did touch my heart - the sheer number of them and the honest words that you shared about your own losses and recovery. I haven't responded to every one of you individually yet but I will try to answer you all.
Now let's set grief and grumbling off to the side and get back to having some fun -'cause that is what the blink blog is about - entertainment.
I cannot/will not do research before I put a few shapes together (this is not a textbook- it is a silly blog)
I cannot/will not get everything right. (I'm lucky if I get anything right)
I cannot/will not worry that someone may dislike what I share. (that is sure to happen again sometime)
And now I will:
1) Don thicker skin so I can weather negative feedback better
2) Attempt to locate the Inspiration Fairy. I must have scared her away with my emotional extremes - poor little thing. I will leave out some chocolate and see if I can lure her back to the punch drawer.
If the chocolate works and the I Fairy returns, I'll be back after Thanksgiving with something new to share.