Time flies…even when you’re not having fun! It takes no prisoners and simply does as it pleases. When something’s painful, boring or you would really not be involved with it, it becomes extremely long and drawn out. It becomes one of those ‘slow’ moments and seems to go on forever. On the other hand we know how good and pleasurable times are gone in a flash, despite the fact that you try and draw out every second so that you can savour it…alas Master Time will have none of that and that moment too is gone.
I write this with nostalgia, fond memories and some shock that it’s already a year since expressions went live. Live with a post and therefore as a blog with its very first content. Three hundred and sixty-five days of existence and hopefully giving you the same level of satisfaction that I have found with sharing my thoughts with you.
Various instances of human interaction, the good, bad and could-be-much-worse all narrated by yours truly. My observations, thoughts and questions posed and presented from my view and with the added pleasure of receiving your input (or not) as the case maybe. Some people that don’t leave comments, take the pains to inform me that they enjoyed a particular piece, others about how they shared it, others compliment me on how well I write (blush) and how sometimes it takes them aback on how really great it is! Of course there are those that have encouraged me to quit while I was still ahead and not bother with another post, others find the observations inane, archaic and unpalatable.
I’ve had the extreme pleasure of growing and learning from each and every single one of you with your encouragement, compliments and criticisms because it has made me much better. My sense of observations have been further honed and I find that interactions on the blog further engage, stimulate and challenge me to see more.
The year has also been fraught with some tension i.e. what the next post will be and some horror too when a post does not elicit any response. Observations may not get the juices flowing and even if they do, the words sometimes take their time in making their debut and aligning with thoughts trying to escape onto the blank page. This has found me reading much more and wider than ever, holding interesting conversations, more open to new experiences and getting used to that rush of meeting that morning Tuesday deadline when another post must by ALL means be published!
It would be remiss of me not to mention a dear friend (John) that encouraged me with my writing. He was that I first shared my writing with…the compliments and praise egged me on to continue and also gave me the courage to dare share with a much wider audience. Uncle Dapo set me on the path of blogging, by sending some pieces to someone in 234next and my first blog was born! My cup of tea (blog) on 234next is an experience that I cherish and that produced the current blog I write for the Daily Times.
Expressions is my baby and I appreciate the work that Sam has put in to ensure that my crazy DIY requirements are met. Bugging him and being a bother is what I’ve become, but with the specs and interface being as hands on as possible, he has taken care of the glitches. Since it’s not in my agenda to learn code or programming anytime soon, we’ve developed a workable system that suits us.
There may be thousands of opinions that may not have seen the light of day as, words, phrases, sentences, whole paragraphs that eventually turned into a blog post without you…yes YOU. If you don’t bother to read there would be no point really! So THANK YOU for reading and taking interest in my encounters. It only promises to get better and I’ll encourage you to prepare for added features on the blog that will make it more interesting, stimulating, witty and dare I say…MORE FUN.
In all these…I give thanks and say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to all friends and family of Expressions for real.