It's true. When people ask me why I "waste" my time blogging, I tell them about YOU people. That's right, you there, reading right this minute.
You're intelligent, witty, socially aware and lots of fun. You make me think. Occasionally you shock me. Other times you make me cry...but not because you're mean. Sometimes it's just feeling the injustice that comes with the consequence of choice. We may walk different paths but we celebrate our differences by embracing each other as humans.
Yes, that does sound rather lofty for typing to people you've never met.
But in my case, it's true. You build up my confidence when it flags, help me smile on bad days, make me grateful for what I have and challenge me to be better. Oh, and you make me laugh. I wouldn't trade THAT for all the money in the world. Some of you even sing. So I hear. Theoretically.
During one recent conversation of literary classics I had to admit I'd never even considered attempting it. Unfortunately, that came out more like, "Gee, I really should get around to reading that before I'm 75."
So thanks to my insatiable curiosity and the gentle encouragement of Titus, plus the wonderful world of technology, here's what I'm now "reading" on my commute home every day.
Kindly notice I chose the UNABRIDGED version.
(That's my penance for slacking).
Rather than the usual 6-8 CDs of most books,
this one has EIGHTEEN!
And no, my dear Titus, I am not whining. In fact, I've actually chuckled a time or two. I had no idea Melville had a sense of humor. I'm up to Chapter 14 so far...and now I look forward to going home for more than the obvious reason.
Thank you, my friend.