One week in, I want to say thank you to all of my friends and family that have taken the time to read a few of my entries and give me feedback. I sincerely appreciate it. And, for the reader from Norway that checked out the blog earlier this week, Taak!
I do want to make one point of clarification. Some of my entries have been very personal, such as “On My Grandfathers’ Ghosts.” Others have been funny, such as “On Tight Bike Shorts.” I’m trying to mix it up, but I always hope to have some point.
And, then, there’s “On the Man in the Middle of the Road.” Hubby hated that entry, saying it made me seem superficial and unsympathetic. After my first week, that’s the post of which I am the most proud. I want to try my hand at creative posts like that. For the record, there really was a man in the middle of the road the other day, and many of the elements in the story are factually accurate. I like to think I’m not nearly as superficial and unsympathetic as the narrator in that entry. My point was about that common humanity in us all. Ultimately, the man in the story couldn’t honk at the man, and felt like his values could be seen right through. In the end, he became the second man in the middle of the road. It’s clear that my message didn’t get through, and that fault lies solely with the writer. It’s a great takeaway from this first week.
So, be careful, not every post will be literal. I’m using a little literary license. I hope that keeps things interesting. I know it does for me.