Three months ago I began this blog having no idea what I was doing or what to expect. The first week there were about 20 or so readers. What began as an adjunct to my book on Alzheimer’s, has become something more thanks to you, my readers.
It reminds me of the parable in the Bible about sowing seeds; some fall on rocky ground, some are eaten by birds, some grow intermingled with weeds and others bear fruit. It is a metaphor that also applies to the children we bear, the relationships we have and the jobs we do. Only time will really tell.
Writers are people who talk to themselves on paper, hoping others will eavesdrop. Words evaporate in conversation, so I write to hold on to the thoughts. But ultimately I write because I hope someone will read it. And you are. As of this morning, there have been 3,330 ‘hits.’ So, if it’s all right with you, as long as you’re listening, I’ll just keep talking to myself. (Helen Hudson is the author of, “Kissing Tomatoes,” an Alzheimer’s memoir. http://www.helen-hudson.com)