Is it uncool to thank the WP universe for the love I experienced last week? I don’t care. I am thanking you all now. I’ve never been known as “cool.”
Last week, I was in Las Vegas with my sisters and mother — the first all-girl reunion we’ve ever had. I thought millions of ideas for blog posts would rise from that and a few are indeed germinating. But right now I’m getting ready for another family visit to my stepdaughter and her husband and then next week, a Mother’s Day visit with The Distiller in Colorado. My heart and days are full of the rich complicated love that comes with visits made intense because they are brief and because they ask us to balance history and the present with grace while getting very little sleep.
But there was more. I received a shot of love from the universe that I never expected. First, a fellow blogger, Oliver Gray, reposted my “Drinking Lessons” piece. Then, last weekend in Las Vegas, as my sister and I were drifting off the sleep around midnight, I glanced at my blog on my iPod. All those notices! I almost shouted when I realized what had happened.
“Mary, I’ve been freshly pressed!”
In true sister fashion, she sat straight up in the dark and said, “That’s great! I’m so proud of you! What does it mean?”
She turned on the light again and began to resurrect her WP log in so she could check it out. At midnight. She’s a good sister.
Since then, I’ve “met” over a hundred new friends and connected with others who have common interests and who were generous and reposted as well. It has been wonderful and I look forward to following them and sharing more from and with them very soon.
So, thank you, universe. I will be thinking of you as I travel over the next two weeks, gathering material and inspiration. There will be something about my mother — after all it is going to be Mothers Day. And I understand that when I get to Colorado, I will be meeting a donkey. Three actually. The Distiller appears to be branching out into new ventures.