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Monday, March 21, 2011

C.S. Lewis and Blogging

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"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another:

What! You too?

I thought I was the only one."

C. S. Lewis

This is a wonderful truth for me-

in the world of blogging.

Two reasons come to mind.


Reason #1

  There is nothing better than realizing, as C.S. Lewis states,

that someone

gets it-

gets you-

feels the same way-

and understands-

your humor and your purpose.


What joy that is…


For example,

White Spray Paint ,

is an acquired taste

I think.


I like thinking of my blog as

that quirky shop on the edge of town,

that you may occasionally frequent .


It is

-out of the way

-has odd hours

- is sometimes open, sometimes closed

-has quirky inventory

-and a funky owner,

who may seem distracted,

but is always glad to see you.

Thank you for getting it and getting me.


Reason #2


  In blogging particularly,

with the wonders of internet technology,

we take turns

when we speak to each other.

There are no interruptions in

sharing our thoughts and ideas,

whether innermost or not.


For all intents and purposes,

everyone

is listening quietly and intently.


That is a precious gift that is hard to find

in today’s world.

This builds the best kind of sincere communication.

The mutual kind.

Thank you for that and for

listening’

to me.






 

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been sitting and listening quietly to you for many, many months. I actually read your blog first, before I read the others in my "favorites" file. Thank you for always having something interesting to share and for being real. I definitely "get you"

Linda

Elizabethd said...

I so love C S Lewis, always a wise word.
I pop in to see you , not every time, but when I do I always enjoy being here.

Susan S. said...

I love your CS Lewis quote....it's one of MY favorites. And I like the way you described yourself/your blog as a shop....funky, quirky...just my speed! I've had you as one of my favorites for quite a while. Who DOESN"T like White Spray Paint!?!??! :)

Karen said...

Wonderful message, dear friend.
Thank you for "getting it"!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Victoria said...

That was a lovely post:) You're so right too, we can't interrupt each other in blogworld!

Charlene said...

I love the "sometimes open, sometimes closed" description--my blogging has been very sporadic of late, but I can't bring myself to "close the doors" permanently. I think I'll continue to be one of those "sometimes open, sometimes closed" kind of blog "shops", too!

June said...

My favorite shops are the ones on the edge of town with the quirky owner...hmmm, no wonder I love your blog so much Laura.

C. S. Lewis always gets it right.
sending hugs

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post !!

Theresa said...

So true! Bloggers listen and I am so thankful for all of the friends I have made here:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Deb said...

Well said...

Preppy 101 said...

Thank you for your blog!! It's always so peaceful and calm here. So serene. :-) xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

You described your blog to a T! And I always love to see your door open!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Well, you know I love quirky (obviously) and you know I love a bit of funkiness...so no wonder I clamped on to your blog the minute I found you. Now you have one quirky chick visiting another quirky chick...what more could one ask for in Blogland? xxoo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

I get you quirky one...smile.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The pleasure is mine. Really nice post!

Pondside said...

Oh yes - you speak to me. If your blog were a shop it would be one I'd drive by often, just to see if you were open.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You speak to me too, Laura! Prior to finding myself a blogger I had NO idea this world even existed beyond sports blogs and political blogs. (Of which I have NO intrest in What-so-ever!) I could not fathom the pleasure of blogging or the connection. Thank you for voicing it so beautifully!

trash talk said...

What's that old saying "it takes one to know one"? From one throwed off broad to a quirky lady...thank goodness we got to know each other through blogging! I'd be lost without you and your "open all night" sign. You're my 7-11 when I thirst for something refreshing!
Debbie

retrorevival.biz said...

Hi Laura. Your blog is so lovely and I'm happy I found it! Looking forward to reading future posts:) ~Cindy

Dixie said...

I need a "like" button... ;)

I Do Declare said...

I love this post!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a delightful post, I love quirky!

Love ya,
Nancy

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Beautiful! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

xoxokara

Beeutiful by Design said...

Thank you for being interesting -and a little funky it's what makes the world go around - Jennifer

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So sweet ~ and very well put!!

Deb said...

you always know just how to put it...

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I so agree - I love that we connect with different blogs for different reasons, but there is always that little moment of "Oh you do that too".

Patti said...

Some of the reasons I stop by this quirky little blog: you have lines of character (wrinkles-in the next post), you garden, you fix up your house, you have grown children. In other words, you're like me and I "get you."

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