Monday Morning Musings

sweet pea

Sweet Pea

I really should be in bed, but instead I’m tapping away at my keyboard. It’s 12:21 am meaning it’s officially Monday here in San Jose, California. I’ve become much more aware of the time zones since blogging. Five minutes ago I had a brief exchange with Helen who is starting her day in England. On this side of the pond, I’m about to head to bed.

Blogging allows for an intimacy I never would have imagined. Unlike Facebook which can feel superficial, bloggers open themselves up with a genuine honesty and desire to connect. The very nature of blogging is about sharing of yourself and engaging with those who stop by to read and comment. Chances are you’ll go have a look at what they’re up to, and the exchanges that follow captivate, educate, entertain and enthrall.

In a few hours, my dear friend Kelly will board a plane to Washington, D.C. I’ll be joining her and others at the end of the week. We’re kindred spirits, soul sisters, and the best of friends. She’s the friend I didn’t know I was missing till we met. Now it feels that I’ve known her for a lifetime. Improbably, we met through blogging.

When I get off the plane Friday evening, Laurie, will be there to meet me. It will be the first time we meet in person, yet it feels completely natural that she’s picking me up and that we’ll all head to her place later in the week for a few day’s stay. I met her through blogging as well.

I’m counting the days till I can wrap my arms around Pauline. She’s flying all the way from New Zealand, a long and exhausting flight. We’ve had intimate conversations via Skype and look forward to long talks and even deeper understanding in our time together. Yep. She’s a blogger.

Julia’s life is about defeating despair. Her optimistic spirit carries her through some very dark days, yet she’s opened her home and her heart to us all. We share a mutual love of books as well as the joys and sorrows of raising children whose heart beats to a different drum. We all want to be understood for who we are and to be loved unconditionally just the same.

Just five more days and I’ll be descending on D. C. Extraordinary experiences await.

 

 

19 thoughts on “Monday Morning Musings

  1. Alys, I am so excited about your trip. What a thrill to spend time with these thoughtful, creative women. I will be waiting to read your blog and see some photos. Have the best time!!!

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  2. Alsy,
    So excited that you and my sweet Kelly will be together soon (and all of your other friends/bloggers) Take lots of photos have lots of fun and adventures and please trade hugs with “Petals” (from me to you both) XOXOXOXOXOXO

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  3. Beautifully put Alys! It is extraordinary isn’t it – the word that keeps coming to me is ‘magical’………. I am so looking forward to seeing you and Kelly together and hanging out with everyone. Magic!

    I have just written a very long and overly wordy post in my usual inimitable style and I have no idea why I’ve written as I have or even what it is I’m trying to say – but I shall probably hit ‘publish’ and do a runner to the US 😀

    Brace yourself – one little round kiwi is about to be launched in your direction!!

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  4. True indeed blogging for me bloggingnis about people who are not interested in small talk, but are serious about what life is about.I am happy for you that real and true friendship are developing with people you met via blogging.Have yourselves a great time.

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  5. I am so excited for you all! Cannot wait to read all of the glorious posts and see all of the pictures that will follow. Blogging does make the world a smaller ( and happier) place! ♡♡♡

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      • I meant to tell you I got the card and had such a giggle over it. I’ve had my ex-daughter-in-law here all week and stopped thinking about half way through. 😦 I was thinking of you all every step of the way. Glad you all made it home safely.

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