Sunday, September 21, 2008
Happy Birthday COEXIST!
COEXIST was created one year ago, and it's been an experience of growth for me. Bloggers seem to share the collective feeling that we are friends who have never met. We have entered each other's lives in big and small ways over this year.
I have met wonderful, thinking, creative, reverent and irreverent women with whom I've discovered great commonalities. I have shared Skywatch photographs with people all over the world. I've met stay-at-home-moms with much more insight and wisdom than I recall having at that age.
I've met a wonderful actress and singer, now retired in the Hollywood hills, who shares nature photographs as well as pictures that include many familiar movie and television actresses that she still knows. Her photographs and memories of a Hollywood gone by are precious.
I've posted my poems, - some carefully thought-out and some spontaneous and unrevised. I've been interviewed by a blogger in England.
I've been tracked by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and quoted on Cleveland.com.
Blogging friends have bought and read my book and I've read theirs as well.
I've enjoyed and treasured every single comment and word of encouragement. THANK YOU.
This blog has made me think (every day!) and be more creative. It's made me write more and form more of my own opinions. I've been privileged to be an inspiration and to receive inspiration .
Blogging has literally opened up the world and made me believe in COEXIST even more as I see every day how much more we are all alike than we are different.