The other day I logged into Blogger to put up another post. I scanned the stats as usual. I usually take little notice of them, but that time I saw that in the year or so I’ve been blogging, I’ve had 31113 page views. Now, aside from the fact that that is a beautiful number – I love symmetry – I found it quite astounding that things I have written have been read 31113 times. Admittedly some of those views will have been my own, but I’m still thrilled that about 30,000 times – on my little blog I don’t promote - someone has visited my site, and read my words and thoughts. And so I thank you. I thank you for visiting, for commenting, for being so respectful of each other, for being so thoughtful and intelligent and compassionate and funny. I’m honoured that you find something worthwhile here. You inspire me to to be more thoughtful, and I hope, to be a better writer.