Spread #134- 100,000 Views June 14, 2011Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I am not the type of person who considers numbers to be so important, yeah, they’re just numbers. But I have to admit I was proud to find out this morning that my blog was viewed 100,000 times by you individuals who come to visit, for a hurried look or to bask in my colors, textures, and words. The number is significant to me as it represents thousands of you who are carrying me through a personal growth process so beautiful and intense, but truly indescribable. It started exactly three years ago by my then 12 year old son, who has decided that a blog is what I need. Not only that, but set me up with one. He said: “There Mom, post all the things you make in there.” The rest is history, and what a beautiful one it is. Through the blog I became aware of what was long lost and what is yet to be found, that I am a teacher among many things, I found learners, I found incredible people to be intertwined with, in both obvious and mysterious ways. Now is such a time for me that proves verbal language to be insufficient. My eternal gratitude goes to the visual language I learned to speak at a very young age, for survival, to the thousands of individuals who wish to ‘read’ it, ‘speak’ it, and to become fluent in it. Through my blog I learned a 100,000 and beyond new ways to be, something I truly believe we all need to do, individually and collectively, here and now, for this world of ours, as troubled as it may seem. I have also learned how important it is to have our ducks in a row, (a new expression learned, courtesy of my ever inspiring friend Donna), but more importantly, have them line up with their origins, then lead them slowly but surely into a path of originality. Allow the unexpected to happen. Give a confused duck permission to go astray once in a while and then come back stronger, or never show up again. Don’t let these ducks get all comfy on you and stay one behind the other forever, switch them up a bit. Perhaps add a new duckling to the flock…I know I am one peculiar duck, but I know I have a place here among all of you…and I deeply am grateful for it.