Friday, June 17, 2011

For Now

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours, if they don't, they never were.

Richard Bach
I'm pleased that four of my blogger buddies returned and set up a correspondence with me: Ally, Geo, Ken and Mark. The ever friendly Arlene is writing also. So, now I have four blogs to read and some emails to answer.

Setting people free is a double action. The initial thrust was to free myself from a heavy burden of obligation, the duty of reading and responding to blogs of people who rarely write or have written only once. I accomplished that, allowing for anyone who wanted to from that group to get back in touch with me. The other action was to free those who don't care that much to be read by me or to get comments from me. That action seems to have been accomplished with grand strides as my blogger list has gone from 89 to 4.

Over the years, since 2008, when I first established Vagabond Journeys, I've felt very close to some people on a friendship basis. It's a sad thing if I have to lose some of those friendships. But life turns and people change. Love never comes with guarantees.

I can't name the names of people I miss today, there are too many of them. To say I wish them all well is also a nameless wish therefore. To issue a blanket "fare thee well" to everyone who has ever been in my life may satisfy some selfish itch but does little for the real welfare of those people. But to hold them in my thoughts as ones who affected me in positive ways, to hold the momentos of our friendly relationships as sacred artifacts in my life and to never forget them is the best wish I can give to people.

To the gone but not forgotten I say "Stop by again some day. You are always welcome."

DB - The Vagabond
Never give up.
Summer Is A Comin' In
(This is not a contest)

Come on. 11 diverse and interesting answers so far. Where's yours?

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

I eagerly await your answer.



Big Mark 243 said...

I feel you, DB. I like to think of myself as an acquired taste that never goes down quite the same the more you sample.

Though I don't frequent blogs with the same fervor that I once did and with many leaving for the immediacy of Facebook and other platforms, I have adjusted and no longer expect the same number of readers or comments. Who knows, maybe I will be next..?

"Old bloggers don't go away... they just fade into the internet..!"

Ally Lifewithally said...

DB I hope you can regain all of your friends ~ I would miss you and your writings ~ as I am sure others do ~ Ally x

Rose said...

I'm still here for you!

I get super busy sometimes and I do need to blog more. I'm a devoted fan of yours.

Hugs, Rose

Arlene (AJ) said...

Those of us you have heard from DB would really miss not having your blog words to read, enjoy and think about. Know you miss those that haven't been in touch, but hopefully you'll be getting more new friends as time goes on, who will be touched by your words. You have a good weekend your way dear.

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

It is a delicate balance, I know I need to cut back some, but you are above the cut :o)