Hip hip hooray! This is the 1,000th blog post on Lake Superior Spirit written since January, 2010!
I’ve just finished scribbling a post about what I’ve learned, how I’ve grown, blah-blah-blah. However, the Universe tossed it into the Internet wastebasket and started again.
Here’s what the Universe has to say about blogging and bloggers. Be prepared to be surprised. (I am surprised by these shenanigans.)
We bloggers are like frozen fish, ready for consumption. We’re prepared to give our all so that others may be nourished by the flesh of our words. We’re swimming in the sea of life and suddenly we’re sharing our skin, our sharp teeth, our fins, our beady eyes with the world. We share it all. For your omega 3, for your Vitamin A.
We bloggers sit in green chair before a cascading man-made waterfall curtain. We’re all smoke and mirrors, sharing this and withholding that. We’re in the hot seat for a few minutes, a day, a week, sharing our stories with the world. We share 65 times–or maybe 1,000–and some day the chair will remain empty, but for now we’re still plopping down to write and take pictures and get creative. And sometimes silly.
We bloggers are like the shadow of a fern on a rock. Our words are shadows of what really happens in life. We’re trying to paint a picture, to flesh feelings and thoughts and impressions through alphabet characters. We’re not always succeeding, but we’re trying. We want to say–this is how it is for us. This is our evolving story. And sometimes our story takes 1,000 posts.
We bloggers are like alpacas. Our words knit into warm socks and sweaters to keep you cozy during the long winter. Our words sometimes make you laze in the shade. Our words are like threads attempting to connect to our hearts. Sometimes we grin, like the above alpaca, at the way the threads go this way and that. We never know what effect our words will have on our readers–or even ourselves.
We bloggers are sometimes like seals, getting a bit loud and trying to make our point to other seals. We’re just trying to express ourselves, so forgive us if we’re a bit too assertive or not assertive enough. We’re telling our seal stories, all filled with fur and whiskers and rocks and harbor mist. When we’re done telling our stories we dive into the sea and hunt for delicious red-fleshed salmon who are preparing to give their all so others are nourished.
We bloggers are steering the kayaks of our posts so they might be understood, digested, paddled, enjoyed. We’re heading toward distant shores, eyeing distant mountain ranges. Every time the paddle dips in the sea we write another post. And another. And another.
Thanks for dropping by to help celebrate 1,000 blog posts here. (Bloggers really appreciate their readers because it’s all about the circle of life. Life keeps giving to itself endlessly, around and around and around again.)
P.S. This post may have just proven that you can use any picture to tell the story you want to tell. 🙂