I know activities dot every square inch of your life. I know your commitments stretch you past breaking point. I know you have been planning and failing to go to bed early, to get a good night’s rest, every night for the last fortnight. I know.

That is why your reading my posts and foraging in the archives, sometimes laughing, sometimes sharing with a friend, sometimes shaking your head, means so much to me. If I stood on a hill and shouted my gratitude, the echo would not reach the valley fast enough, would not carry the meaning trapped between the words, would not overwhelm you with the thing bubbling in my heart. I can’t say thank you enough for your being here, especially in October when I wasn’t really here.

Thank you.

My family of bloggers, who adopted me, no questions asked, you understand me more than most. You know what it’s like to fill a blank page with your thoughts and then do what Stephen King recommends: “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” For lifting my airplane with your wings, thank you.

I start blogging again in November. I haven’t finished reading the books I planned to read in October. I have some days left from my annual leave—there is hope! I didn’t complete my half-written posts, you know, the ones I planned to develop later. This Friday night na die!

What did I do? Movies. Food. Friends. Family. Laugh. Cry. Talk. Music. And graphic design. Through it all, I scribbled on yellow post-its. My task is clear—to make new things familiar, and familiar things new1. So, don’t leave me now you know I have half-baked gist to share. Stay with me?


Take lemons & make life!

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1. “The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)



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21 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Not sure which is better, Sunday-Sunday dose of your blog or a heavy dose catchup, like I am doing of all your posts in the last 5weeks! Well it depends, do you eat the meat in the soup first or last… not sure where this is coming from, perhaps I am hungry. Enjoying every bit of the catchup.


  2. If the first paragraph were a being, I would hug so tightly in agreement! Yet, coming here has not ceased being worthwhile. Half-baked or roasted, killing or enlivening, familiar or new, readers and foragers won’t stop showing up here.

    So, affirmative; we are staying with you.


  3. Timi you haff come again with your teasers, lol! On a more serious note, your writing is impeccable…very tasty too, so I forgive you for all the half-baked posts. I know I’m in for a treat when you’re done with them. Lol 🙂


  4. Oh I should be the one to thank you, Timi. You are sensational in every way! Your writings stir a lot thoughts whenever I get the chance to read them. Sundays are not my favorite days for blogging, but since I came across your blog, you’ve given me an eyeful, a treat I can always look forward to. Keep blogging. No one can rob you of your shine.


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