I have been doing a lot of reading lately and very little writing. As you may have noticed. I've been reading some fascinating thought-provoking articles, but haven’t managed to write down my thoughts that were provoked by these articles. Not yet. I have also been reading other blogs, but struggling to comment. Part of this is a genuine technology issue – commenting from my iPad when I'm in bed or downstairs prone on the couch seems to be fraught with difficulty. I do most of my blog reading these days through Feedly on my iPad, but I'm getting fed up with the number of times I've written a comment, only to try to publish it or review what I've written and it vanishes, the pages flashing back to the original post listing, my words lost in the ether.
But there have been thoughts I've wanted to share, prompted by a post, that were too long for a comment. And I've been waiting for the time or inspiration to turn these into a post. Then there are the comments I want to make, that I feel I need to make, but I sincerely don’t want to upset the original blogger, so I have been (and still am) grappling with how to deal with the subject matter.
So I guess my excuse is, even if I haven’t been posting here, it doesn't mean that I'm not thinking, or reading your thoughts. And I know that is useless – much the same as someone says, when we’re grieving or stressed, that they’re “thinking of us,” when what we really needed was to hear them say that to us, or to feel their hugs, or simply their presence. So I apologise for my absence. And aim to do better.