Monday, November 21, 2005

Misty morning Monday


Our back yard shrouded in a fine morning mist.

Even as the tree once grew as a single trunk, so the trunk has split; and yet the tree grows on.  Look and you will find its roots firmly planted in the place it all began.

This portion of this entry is a bit of an addendum, on Tuesday.  I selected the above photo yesterday because of its beauty...today I see it as symbolic.  My thoughts are scattered at times, one of the many side-effects of my job, and aging, I suppose.  Yesterday as I stared at that photo I knew I wanted to place it in my journal as a visual statement of my local weather.  Today, through these same eyes, I see it now as a visual statement of something bigger--my world.

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The following is taken from the blog of Judith Heartsong -

 

Monday, November 21, 2005

we are family........... (hearing the version from The Bird Cage in my head)

The last week and all its upheaval has been disconcerting. AOL turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to paying customers who have written in ad-free journals for years now has really put a spotlight on corporate greed and a machine that will roll over anything in its path on the way to the all-mighty dollar.

The bigger concern however is that a few people in our own journals have taken the opportunity to fling insults and open wounds in a totally unnecessary way when people are already hurting so much at being displaced or unable to write. Some journalers have chosen to stay, some have chosen to go.... and I support everyone in the decisions they have made. That is what this community has always been about, support and a warm place to land.

What needs to be said at this point is that it does not matter who hosts our blogs. It does not matter. We are one community, one ship of souls that came together in the writing and sharing to build something very special in this vast space on the internet. Our connections need never suffer because of where we write
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(reprinted with Judi's permission)

 

~~The world is sown with good, but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field, I cannot reap a kernel of the good.  -Helen Keller~~

~~When we discover the still, quiet place that lies within each of us, we can see it as a base to untangle ourselves from the doubt, indecision,ill health, guilt and other forms of old programming that result in confused and defused actions. -Hallie Iglehart~~

 

 

 


Graphic courtesy of Print Master 12

5 comments:

courtenaymphelan said...

A very timely entry I read a comment in Tillys blog which she wrote concerning the communal spirit of love. The person who commented gave her a glowing report...then I went to his blog and it was a tooth and nail diatribe about those of us who have set up blogs which are ad free. I am keeping my account with AOL I have too many blogs to transfer, and I had intended them to be read by my family; but it does not mean I want to write a blog with an ad over it. Now I find I am so sad I am no longer inspired to write...I wish AOL had given us the ability to remove the ad if we could not support those advertizing...especially if only 23 have complained as AOL claims cMp
www.courtenaymphelan           MyMeanderingMuse/blogspot.com

kokoapuffy1 said...

Dona,
Thanks for sharing this. I never was angry at journalers moving, or staying. Think the knee jerk reaction to the ads, has calmed down this week. I like the disclaimer at the top of your journal, good idea.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.     ~Deborah

queeniemart said...

What a beautiful PEACEFUL looking photo. I love it.
I wish you a happy Thanksgiving with LOTS of delicious food!
Love, lisa jo

gaboatman said...

Dona
I agree with you and Judi.  Why harbor anger at any of our friends.  The fight is not with the journalists, but with AOL.  We stay or leave for our own personal and unique reasons.  Let's all respect that and respect each other.  I'm so thankful to have gotten to know all the journalists that I have met since I started my own journal.  I will still follow my friends journals no matter where they now reside, either here or elsewhere.  After you bookmark their new URL, they are still just a single click away.  I'll be thinking of you and Sam and all of my friends online and off this Thursday as I sit down to give my thanks.  We all have much to be thankful for.  I wish you the warmth of family and good friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Sam

karebear4x4 said...

Amen!   ...and Love the photo!~kbear