Thanks Bone for the words.
Thanks Cooper, Wombat, MizzyB and Doug the dawg for that incredible post. Shayna, yours too. It also made me tear up. As a blogger I never know if my words make any sort of impact. You five and the person in the first paragraph have been my blogging solace and inspiration since almost the beginning. You make me feel that I can do it and I can’t thank you enough.
On a political note, Cooper has a post about FISA and Doug wrote a verse inspired by her post. Great blogging can inspire bloggers to take risks and go places with their writing they might not have gone. That’s my insipid line for the week. Tomorrow starts that great national holiday, ten days until my birthday. My best friend’s coming in. We’re going to a free concert. Know excactly what she’ll say–will point to all the people and say “I invited them just for you.” It’s actually a very funny line when said in Central Park with two million people singing “happy birthday” to Central Park, or any fireworks after the symphony. (Central Park and I do have the same birthday and I’m very very proud.)
It would be inappropriate if this became a blog about NLD. I have it. In many ways it does define me but it doesn’t define my writing. Perhaps the lack of order or non-linearness in many posts
I never knew I could write fiction until Bone began 3WW and found that not only do I have a knack for it but often it calms me.
(I am a great researcher who can extrapolate pertinent information quicker and better than most. If that’s contrary to what NLD should be, I’m sure that in ten years there will be a new disorder that will take into account all the variables. Or diagnoses will be done by computer programs with new ones added to the DSM-Vxx all the time.)
My life is about much more than this disorder. It’s a rich life, but as in every life there is much room for improvement. More than one person has said after reading the article they had no idea why I’m so bright and have such great social skills yet have such a difficult time in life. It hurts; I can’t deny that–not that they said it but the truth of that statement
I have learned that there’s no shortcut to a wonderful life. As I have always been somewhat of a snob and an elitist I won’t settle for less.
One thing I have learned is that blogging can be overwhelming for anybody. The social skills called for are similar but different to real life ones and I do become overwhelmed so until August or Lucia goes home….
I’m sorry if I seem obsessed with NLD but I have done so much research into it this year and writing it down crystallized it.
Courting3.0 should be ready in about a month and I will be back to fiction and other things.