Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Last Monday we learned of the death of Jane Sutton Kennedy, a fellow blogger. We found out because her beloved husband cared enough to post the news and her obituary on her blog, so it appeared to those of us who had Jane on our blogroll or had asked to be alerted to updates.
Jane was a wonderful writer and a thoughtful, funny, kind commenter. She will be greatly missed. But it got me thinking about these internet connections. There are some people I am connected to here in the virtual world that I feel closer to than certain friends in my real world. I find that odd, don't you?
But really, why should I? Bloggers are people who share a need to communicate what they are thinking, feeling, learning. And they share that here for those of us who are seekers of knowledge and wisdom. No wonder strong connections are formed. In a way, these blogs are way more intimate than most conversations we have in our real world.
Indeed, you guys know more about me than my close friends on a daily basis, because everyone is busy and when we get together, there isn't a lot of time to share deeply.
I want to take a lesson from Jane's husband, who recognized that her blogging buddies would wonder what happened if she suddenly stopped connecting with us and took the time to let us know. I would hate it if one of you just disappeared, with no word and no explanation. I am going to make sure someone knows how to access my blog if something happens to me. I never would have thought of that if Jane's husband hadn't taken such an initiative.
Thank you so much for all the wonderful connections.
Have a great weekend, everyone.