This week, three of my posts have been linked on social media and brought in many more readers than usual - although no new commenters so I don't know why one of those posts was shared, since I can't find the original link - perhaps people thought it was outrageous!
This increased audience is both lovely and slightly daunting. I've had posts "go viral" before, but never in such a bunch. (And when I say viral, I mean relatively so. This is still a very small weblog.) I lay awake for a long time last night wondering about the tension between wanting my writing to be read - what writer doesn't want their words to become famous or beloved? - while at the same time having a shy spirit; also, about how to remain genuine, wild-hearted, soft-voiced, in the face of a growing audience. I think my contemplations were unnecessary, since this space will never become to any degree famous. But at least this morning it means that, instead of trying to think of something Wise and Meaningful to write, I'm going to share some links instead. I hope you enjoy them.
And thank you for reading. It means so very much to me.
This couple refuse to mow their lawn. I'd do the same if it was possible, although I wouldn't want to live with rodents.
This mother cried all night for her missing baby ... I can no longer be vegetarian for health reasons, but I personally don't want to eat beef (or pork for that matter). And I never want to forget about how we treat animals : Je Suis Cecil.
After watching that video, I was glad to then read this description of Isabelle's gentle life. Such beauty and goodness here.
A wonderful open letter from a doctor about dieting.
This story of hospitality from the days of 9/11 is charming and inspiring.
How kindness saved the life of a dog. And also of a man.
Tom Hiron shares another beautiful, wise poem.
A favourite old song from the days of working night shift and wearing crocheted shawls and living quiet and reading Jane Austen for the first time.
I hope you have a lovely day.