Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blogging from the edge of South America.

Yesterday, been thinkin' about them chaps who start up blogger.com, wondering about their story, and remembering how I discover blogging.

Late 2004. Old wood walls and early morning gloom, silence and trees outdoors swallowing me.

Normally, in a' atmosphere like this, me imagination would soar. But this is a doctor waiting-room. Me imagination is cringin' like a li'l coward.

I pick up a fashion magazine and a' article make me imagination jump up and down like a cat playing with a ball o' string.

As soon as I come home I phone me pal, Davina. I tell she about a thing name Blog and the Iraq chap who describe life before, during, after...

"Y'know, Davina, that's a good way to store your poetry. And I can save me scribbles about life here."

Davina is not a gal to hesitate. While I dither, she blog and phone me to tell me. Which spur me on.



Davina is now sailing around the world, working on a cruise ship. "The sea is like a satin sheet covered with diamonds," she tell me. "I've never been so happy."

And I sit here with the whole world in me home.

I feast on exotic food, art, music; people share birthdays and new births. On me travels, I delve into strange thoughts and ideas. I discover different ways that others deal with sorrow and depression.

Through blogging, I learn that many people believe in the power of positive vibes. And that strange concept, synchronicity.

This morning, I happen upon this article about the very thing I been wondering about yesterday.



9 comments:

john.g. said...

Interesting article GG! Thank-you.

Pat said...

It was a great day for bloggers when you discovered it GG and it was a great day for me when my #1 Son pointed me in the direction of blogging.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Pat, I remember your comments on Universal Soldier! Even when you weren't blogging, your sweet personality shone through. I'm glad you started blogging.

John G, you're an inspiration even when you're being wicked to Keith, tee hee.

LDahl said...

Already had three attacks of synchronicity this morning... things are definitely on the move!
Time to shake, rattle and roll.
I sure wished you lived next door!

Hayden said...

I agree with you GG, blogging is a game changer, maybe even a world changer.

There is something almost seditious in being able to describe exactly what your experience is to anyone who happens to tune in. It makes the world a smaller place and makes the attempt to control information a joke.

It's good stuff.

From a personal point of view, reading your posts has been a vivid and lush experience, bringing me closer to worlds I didn't imagine. Thank you for that!

CG said...

I don't blog, however I do look forward to reading all of my favourite bloggers messages. Keep them coming my friend!

Guyana-Gyal said...

CG, thanks for keeping me company here! I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Hayden, I can say the same with you. I've discovered yurts, farms, healthy gardening, stories, dogs, canoeing, Mohammed Yunnus, banking practises, snow like I never knew existed...all from reading your blog.

LDahl, here's another synchronicity moment...I've been thinking about the Liar's Club and if I want to retain my membership, I must tell the rest of the tales.
I think we'd have really great conversations living next door to each other.

Jdid said...

yea big up blogging and blogger. I know it gave me an outlet to stop boring my friends with my little group emails when any little thing pop in me head

Guyana-Gyal said...

Jdid, nah nah, I can't imagine you being boring. I bet your friends miss your emails, but they can now read your blog.