Here's my post for the Oh How I Miss You Blogfest. The instructions are as follows: "Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies for which you grateful and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!" To find more participants in this blogfest, click here:
For many folks, including me lately, blogging feels like the ebb and flow of a full moon tide. Sometimes my posts spew out in a head-on rush to shore and sometimes other factors tug my sea of words in another direction.
In this regard, I elect Suzy Hayes/Palmieri, as my first nominee in the Oh How I Miss You Blogfest. These days, Suzy is focused on her two books, both scheduled for release in 2013. I’m delighted for her, and am drumming my fingers as I look forward to two wonderful reads in the spring. But I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit to wishing I could still read Suzy's evocative writing on a regular schedule. Her words reached in and held me. They forced me to sit while they filtered through and fingered soft places. So often, I'd read her posts mesmerized, until I exhaled in a soft and committed “Yes.” To read Suzy’s old posts, click here. These days, you can find her here.
When it comes down to communicating with gut-wrenching honesty, I have to give it to Carolina Valdez-Miller. Oh my word, this woman can write. She has brought me to tears on more than one occasion, and it’s clear that which has moved me comes with an incredible thoughtfulness. In my mind, Carol lives as purposefully as anyone I “know,” and every word she commits to cyberspace rings pure. You can read Carol here.
I know I’m only supposed to feature two or three bloggers, but there are a few more I want to recognize. Yvonne at the Organic Writer constructs stunning poems that sometimes leave me exultant, and other times leave me shattered. Kudos to a writer who can prompt such emotion. Tricia, at Tailspinning may be my soul sister on the other side of the country, writing beautiful haiku’s to reflect the gorgeous photos she takes of her lovely coast. Another blogger/writer I treasure, Jan Morrison, lives on the east coast of Canada, and, finds joy and pleasure in the nature that surrounds her. You can find her here, and here.
Some of these bloggers still post regularly. Others not so much. But I owe all of them a debt of gratitude for the ways in which their singular words and encouragement have touched my life and helped me grow.