Sarcasmo once blogged that she chose to go out and do things she could blog about, rather than give into the lure of the internet and just post about things she could do if she wasn't so busy re-posting links. She said it better. And if I could find it this morning I would quote her directly. I applauded the sentiment then, and have tried to emulate it since. What I am saying dear Friends of the Corner, is that the lack of activity on this blog does not indicate that we are losing interest. We are just really busy. Doing things.
Sarcasmo would approve.
My Monday Morning Madness/Friday Follies folder is often full of all kinds of Sarcasmo related indulgences. Sadly, by the time I get around to sharing, they are either old news or have been Facebooked to ad nauseum. I would tell you that I will try to do better in the New Year, but that would be too much like a resolution. Sarcasmo didn't really hold with the notion that life altering changes had a greater chance of success if they started on a day of any particular significance. Me either. The best I can do, without setting myself up for failure, is to tell you I will be here when I can. When the spirit moves me. Truth in blogging.
I heard the following quote from Elizabeth Edwards, who as everyone knows , was a parent who lost a child.:
On losing a child, at a 2007 speech in Cleveland: "One of the things I always say to every group where I get a chance to talk about my book at all is to say, 'If you know someone who has lost a child or lost anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remember that they lived, and that's a great, great gift.'"
It is a gift, and one that we get from all of you, every day. We love that Sarcasmo's friends, and they are legion, have become our friends and family.
So if you can get to Rittenhouse Square, kiss the frog.1 If you cannot, blow that sculpted amphibian a kiss. I am sure it will get there.
1. Please scroll down to the the bottom of the posts. I was referencing the All Hail Sarcasmo entry. Feel free to read them all if you like.