The Absentee Blogger Returns

20 Aug The Absentee Blogger Returns

Dear Readers,

Many times in recent months I have felt the weight of seeing those never-ending posts of advice. Words like inundated and saturated, even over-saturated best describe the feeling. (Don’t forget the possibility of News Overload.) How about that new world of Zoom? Zoom-workouts, Zoom-meetings, Zoom-greetings even Zoom-what-not-to-be-eating. All much too much! I did not want to join that deluge and chose to be the silent absentee blogger. Nevertheless 4 days hence will mark 4 months since my last post, so it’s time. Happy to be back.

Thank you my friends for the emails and messages sent to me. Always brightened my day to see a ‘Hello, How are You?’ Your efforts to reach out and keep in touch have made a difference.

Today I’d like to share 3 quotes and a song.

3 Quotes from Others

I. Barbara Kingsolver on perseverance and adaptability

‘What Aunt Tess loved to say was: “Sugar, it’s no  parade but you’ll get  down the street one way or another, so  you’d just as well throw your shoulders back and pick up your pace’.

Source: The Poisonwood Bible 

II. Maya Angelou on complaining:

‘Sister, there are people who went to sleep all over the world last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. Sister, those who expected to rise did not, their beds became their cooling boards, and their blankets became their winding sheet. And those dead folks would give anything, anything at all for just five minutes of this…So watch yourself about complaining, Sister. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.’

Source: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now

III. F. Scott Fitzgerald or George Eliot (no one knows for sure) on ‘it’s never too late’:

‘For what it’s worth…it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you  make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

A Song

Perhaps you’ll recognize this tune from the popular TV show ‘The Golden Girls’. Here’s a slow jazzy cover version sung by Angela Galuppo–a Canadian film, television, voice actress, and singer/songwriter based in Montreal.

Special note to Aquafitness Folks: …can’t help but recall being together, at the end of a vigorous workout in the pool when we shared those calm, quiet moments of connection listening to songs like this…How many times the sunshine sparkled through the glass, and reflected the goodness of the day.

To all of you enjoy: ‘Thank You for Being My Friend’

Cheerios, ~Linda

 

8 Comments
  • Charlene Kopansky
    Posted at 19:45h, 20 August Reply

    Always a joy to connect with your perspective. Thank you

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 23:17h, 20 August Reply

      You are most welcome Charlene. Always appreciate your kind words.

  • Edith
    Posted at 20:46h, 21 August Reply

    It is so good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing.

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 18:44h, 22 August Reply

      You are most welcome Edith. How wonderful to hear from you!

  • Sandy Scotchmer
    Posted at 20:52h, 21 August Reply

    Lovely, Linda! I so enjoyed your blog,- welcome back! The quotes, the song, just beautiful.

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 18:42h, 22 August Reply

      Thank you Sandy! Wonderful that you enjoyed. Happy to hear from you.

  • Agnes Muleme
    Posted at 16:21h, 30 August Reply

    It is a time of forced reflection for all of us. I have to quote a forward from a childhood friend:
    Alone I can “Say” but together we can “Talk”
    Alone I can “Enjoy” but together we can “Celebrate”
    Alone I can “Smile” but together we can “Laugh”
    That is the Beauty of Human Relations.

    Whether near or far, we are always connected, and in many ways.
    Great to be considered a friend.
    Cheers!

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 18:37h, 30 August Reply

      These eloquent words Agnes so aptly capture the essence of the powerful interconnectedness of all humankind. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being my friend.

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