Taking a final midnight stroll around the deck of the ship. After all, it’s midnight somewhere in the world. In fact, if I had sailed this ship up the Thames to London it would be about midnight there right now.
I will miss this blog, even being forced to sit down everyday and write something…even when I didn’t want to…even when it was close to midnight here and I was pressed for time. So like a loving hand passing over the polished bulwark and worn handles of the ship’s wheel, I thought I would take a wander through the blog and list my three favorite posts, in no particular order…
- Moving down the slipway… I love this post for three reasons. First, it was early on in this journey, when every post was so considered and agonized over…every word mattered as I was still making my first impressions. Second, it was when I fully embraced the ship metaphor, used lightly to launch the blog in its first post on September 9th. And finally, it was back when I was really into proper photography…not just Instagram.
- A gathering of souls… It’s nice that one of the most viewed posts is also one of my favorite. I love this post because in it I was able to honor some of my favorite things…fellow artists, in the form of Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra…Autumn Equinox…community, on so many levels…and good writing.
- The things that live in our heads… This was the first post in which I let my guard down. I let myself wallow in mood, romance, nostalgia, that longing that pervades so much of my life…and I didn’t care who saw. It was the first time I felt free and empowered in my blog, as my space.
Hard to pick just three! I should have done this the first night we dropped anchor. I love so much of this ship…it feels like home.