I always wonder if my little blog
gets lonely when I am away.
I am a guilt-ridden soul
when I don't post,
feeling as if I have skipped school assignments.
And when I come back,
will I remember where my locker is?
Where the cafeteria is?
Will I still have friends to sit with?
And then so many of you send such lovely
letting me know you will
still share my bench when I return.
That it's OK for me to take time off.
Today I received this from
Ellen in Oregon ~
It is a gift to be able to sometimes bare your soul and share your stories as a way of touching and enlightening others. The other side is that this ability can consume huge quantities of strength & energy. My personal phrase for this state is what I call "My soul has been sucked dry" point. Do whatever you need right now to protect yourself and get recharged. We love everything that comes from what you give on this blog. The point is you give of yourself on this site. We, as your visiting audience have a vested interest in your taking time off and doing whatever you need to in order to recharge your soul. When you are ready and wanting to - then come back. People who enjoy your words will be ready when you are. Take a walk and kick some leaves, sit on your porch and do nothing, spend time letting the animals heal you and the context of your sadness will change and take on new meaning and the heaviness you feel burdened by will ease. That is my hope for you.
Ellen, you didn't leave a return address,
so I had no other way to thank you!
And your phrase...
"My soul has been sucked dry"?
Made me laugh.
And shake my head,.... yes!
So thanks for all the wonderful
I have read every single one.
Over and over.
Be back soon.