I received this comment on the blog:
“Thanks. It gave me a smile to see my poem here. And the quote from mindfulness. I’m happy I stumbled on this blog. I was in a serious car accident a couple of months ago. I got a serious concussion and am still in the process of healing. This site encouraged me to explore more creativity. I can’t read music to practice my instrument but I can play with haiku. lol. It seems the rhythm of haiku is something my mind locks into a bit. (= Every day a new one; every day healing.” Lydia, ferretrunner.wordpress.com
About the Accident
Wreck, by Lydia
Ice stealing control
Gravity pulls, spiral down
Sudden crash, blackness.
Deep indigo sky
Crickets sing fireflies flash
Bright stars dance in night
Shapeless dark monster pouncing
Snacking on life unlived
Paw thumping on floor
Ferret teeth chewing at itch
Wake up! It’s playtime!
Sometimes I get discouraged. It can be a very lonely, solitary experience connecting with thousands of people in cyberspace. Well, not thousands, 80 or 90 at best and many of them are looking for information on butterfly fish – butterfly fish is the single most searched item on my blog, bar none.
I do get discouraged. I often wonder if I would reach more people if I were more consistent in my blog topics. I have a “swap meet-style” (you never know what you’re going to find – treasure or trash) rather than a “shoe store-style” (you always know what you’ll find, you just don’t know if it will fit).
I dismiss that thought because I have to amuse and interest myself to continue blogging in the event that no one else is amused or interested.
What really makes me continue blogging are all “the Lydias”. Every once in a while I get a message from someone like you who tells me that something I’ve written, or reposted has helped them in some small way.
That brings a smile to my face, love to my soul and sends my fingers walking up and down the swap-meet aisles.
Thank you Lydia for taking your time to comment.