Although maybe I should call this post “Groundhog Day,” as this is the third time I’ve created it in the last three days. Maybe third time will be the charm. I was reminded that Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer season, is not national barbeque day but rather a day of solemn remembrance for the men and women who have given their lives in defense of our freedom. To me, the most honorable way to commemorate this sacrifice is in the enjoyment of our privilege of ordinary life. Otherwise it is a tremendous gift given but never put to good use. Our ordinary time, spent with family and friends doing nothing in particular, is perhaps the most extraordinary time of our lives.
I had to go back to the start to truly celebrate this 3 year birth-blog-day. And what I loved is seeing the genesis of your blog writing. Methinks that Liberty fabric, Memorial Day and the pressure to make summer full enough would have blended into a sort of looking forward looking backwards post with arching connections if written today. Nonetheless, lovely just the same. Happy blog-o-versary. So glad I found you here! You literally inspire.
Thanks! Both for the support and the blogging friendship. You inspire me as well, sister from another mister. So I have to tell you that I did consider, for one short minute, removing some of those early posts. It’s called jenny’s lark for good reason: it was a total lark, an unplanned, un-studied, un-researched venture that started on a whim. I had no idea what it would become, what it would mean to me over time. And I really had no idea I was going to find the little village community I’ve lucked into. If I’d done one minute’s worth of thinking or investigating before jumping in, I’d probably have been more prepared. Then again, if I’d given it one minute’s thought I’d probably still be thinking and not doing. Happy summer to you.
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