Thursday, November 26, 2009

Favorite Friends

Love is the reason for it all.

Dorothy Fields
I have some more thank yous to pass out. I was very impressed by some of the comments I received about the last entry I made before the disaster, Enlightened Ebbing, Because of the computer trouble I wasn't able to read them until last Tuesday evening. I'm grateful for the good thinking of the commenters. I am also very pleased with the responses from people who are glad I'm back on line.

I was talking with someone the other day about former friends. We have all known people who have passed from our lives, not always necessarily for good reasons. I was thinking about people I used to know and thought that I had more former friends than I have friends. But then there's a strong possibility that there are friends I haven't met yet.

Friendship is a difficult thing to measure. Good time friends are fun. But when the dangers and fears of life start to threaten is when real friendship is tested.

One of the hardest things about my recent trouble was that I could not tell anyone why I wasn't communicating any more. Along with that came the rage over the injustice of not being able to put down my ideas and explore the ideas of others. It may seem like a small matter considering how much some people are suffering, but a wrong is wrong no matter how big or small it is. And no one should have to abide them.

The purpose of my journals has always been to share and exchange, not to complain, pass harsh judgement or be abusive to anyone. It is a practice of love that prompts it. To be deprived of that practice for a stupid reason, or for any reason, is not acceptable to me or the world.

When I signed on to my computer October 13 the first thing it said was that it could not connect with Windows. I called Verizon and was told to insert the Windows CD. That didn't work. I then called Dell who while attempting to fix it discovered that I could not get on the Internet. He advised me to call Verizon. Thus began a series of phone calls, some of which were 3 to 5 hours long, as one technician after another tried to fix the problem. Picture me with feathers flying back and forth across a net.

I discovered today that by a stroke of good thinking I had saved all of my stories on one of my journals. Everything is there, including all of "Brian and Christine." The only one missing is the tale about Blackie the Bristol Python. But I know I printed that one out.

Simple joys are best.
DB - The Vagabond


Joyce said...

Feathers or no feathers (lol), I'm glad you're back. I look forward to reading your take on life once again.
Hugs, Joyce

Char said...

So glad you are back on. Welcome home!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Awesome that all the stories are safe. Again, glad to have you back friend.

Linda's World said...

Well, that's good news for sure! We're all just glad you're back. Linda in rainy Washington state

Selchie said...

I remember the losing files kind of panic, I'm off to back up my files today!
I'm happy to see you back and that you're ok. You sound very peaceful)

Ben said...

Got room for one more comment saying it's good to have you back, DB? Welcome, and good to know - in spite of the frustration that was involved - that it wasn't anything more serious than a computer/Internet issue. Great to hear, too, that there was no major loss of files involved.


Valerie said...

Oh, DB, good to see you writing again!! Aren't friends awesome when you are in trouble!! I have found that they come through for me EVERY time. Mine do. I wish I had known your plight =(. Sorry your font is small. Did you get it fixed yet? We still need to meet someday... Life is just too short. Love ya!! Val xox

Arlene (AJ) said...

I'm so relieved to know you are okay DB, you've been in my thoughts and prayers dear. How great to have friends that helped you get back on line to all of us who look forward to reading your blogs and hearing your thoughts that touch all of us. Getting on-line on Thanksgiving and seeing your blog and your e-mails you sent my way, made my Thanksgiving extra special.

Bohemian Cowboy said...

DB, I've missed you. Right away, your comment bolstered my 'low tide day', its so wonderful to have someone reading my words who has walked in my own shoes. I really appreciate it, glad you are back, its lonely in the trenches, the work is hard but satisfying on most days...

Anne said...

"It's so nice to have you back
where you belong!" Anne

Lori said...

I'm so glad you have all your stories! It isn't such a little thing, you know, when it is so important to our own ease and daily harmony. I'm glad you're back online. Don't go anywhere anytime soon!