If you ask me what I am grateful for today, I have a one word answer. It’s you.
Yes, you. You who are taking the time to read these words, you who are consistent faithful readers, you who are fellow bloggers whom I’ve never met, you who are friends and family I know so well, you who write comments and push the Follow and Like buttons. Yes. It’s you— you who I think about every day with great gratitude in my heart for just being here, you who forgive my misuse of who and whom’s.
Writing is a solitary job. It often feels as if I am sitting blindfolded on a dark stage playing to an unseen audience who sit in chairs wondering what to expect and why they came. As I send work out into the blogosphere headed toward unknown destinations, it is impossible to know if anyone is out there reading. Push the button, let the chips fall where they may, let the results be whatever they are.
Artists have an advantage over writers, because works of art require only a momentary glance to be appreciated, but for writers, it’s different. Reading requires an investment of time, energy, and effort. For this reason, I am all the more grateful to you for your willingness to sit and read, rather than glance and walk away.
I can only guess at your motive for reading. Perhaps it is because you are a loyal friend offering support and encouragement. Or perhaps you are a fellow blogger in search of food to fuel the fire of your own inner passion. Or perhaps you resonate with some of my life experiences because they are similar to your own.
Perhaps like me, you have a desire to transform your world and your life into something better, to join in consciousness to create a mighty force of love to move higher up the ladder toward a vision of yourself and of a new world. Or perhaps you are drawn for a multiplicity of reasons obscure to your conscious mind. Perhaps. Perhaps not. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
I love you guys. I hope that you will drop by and say hi once in awhile by pressing the Follow or Like button or share your thoughts in the comments section. Be forewarned—it can take a bit of determination and perseverance to comment on WordPress, but then, isn’t life just like that sometimes?
If you’re looking for a bottom line, here it is: you feed my soul. Your presence fills up the black hole of space in an auditorium full of empty seats. I truly, truly do appreciate you and I offer silent blessings when I know that you’ve stopped by for a read.
As a small girl once said to her amused audience when she accepted a grand award, “I thank you from my bottom to my top.” Well said.
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).
8 thoughts on “Are You in the Audience?”
Jewels- your writing just gets better & better. Keep going!
Tough day today. Pierce wants to leave Rehab Friday before they they think he is ready. I had to go into battle & call in extra forces but I got it changed so he is not coming home yet. I am exhausted! And it’s not yet Noon, sheesh! Love, Ginny
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Thanks for being in the audience dear friend. Good on you for winning the skirmish. Nap time for you! 💕
I am glad I fill an empty space
Thank you dear Pamela. Me too—SO glad! Love you! 😉
It is a delight to read your blog and connect that way. Keep up the good work. Love to you, too.
Thank you for being in the audience dear Nancy.
Yes I am in the audience. Blog on. Love, Vivian XXXOOO ________________________________
So glad you are, Vivian!