Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thanks.

Here it is, Sunday, and I don't have to post, but I'm still posting.

I've been back to blogging for 2 months now, and it feels good again. I like the shorter format. When I go back and look at old entries, it feels like I was trying too hard. Attempting to impress the potential publishers. Well, fuck that. I want to be short and sweet. Give my readers something to remember in a fistful of paragraphs...

Yesterday, April 30th, was the 1-year anniversary of my friend Scott's death... So much has changed in a year. I've been through huge changes, lost friends, gained friends... over the last twelve months, I've been tempered by fire. Every time I think about where I am, I'm grimly proud. I wish Scott were here today to see how things have changed. I wonder, if he was still here... would things be entirely different?

Here it is, the first of May, the beginning of summer in the South, the tail-end of the cap of wind closing out the storm that uprooted my life... starting six months ago. I'm still here, damaged but whole, bruised but intact. Thriving, in fact. I'm reporting to you from the front lines of pain central, and I'm here to tell you, things are finally starting to look brighter again.

I love you, Scott... and you're missed. To the rest of you... I know you think this is a generic message, but it's not... I love YOU, too... and THANK YOU for the positive energy you bring into my life.

Happy Summer, y'all.

6 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

I remember when you posted about Scott's death last year. How did a year go by so quickly? I'm glad things are looking brighter for you. It's been ages since I've visted your blog! So sorry! That's what happens when you start to follow too many blogs! You lose touch with the ones you avidly visited. But I'm back, now! :o) Hugs and kisses. Enjoy MAY DAY! :o)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

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Catherine Ensley said...

Hey there--
I also have an award for you ...

http://wordsworldandwings.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-awards.html

Great job on the challenge.

M Pax said...

Glad to hear you're feeling brighter.

Bluebell Books said...

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Maurice Mitchell said...

All I can say is "one love." Death takes too many good people.