26 May 2012
FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY & A STRANGE GIVEAWAY
Today marks the fourth anniversary of this blog, and I wanted to give a warmhearted thank you to the thousands who subscribe, who have commented, and sent me kindness from around the world. Thank you for letting me into your lives, for being patient with me and my finicky, inconsistent entries. Special thanks to the photographers who are the either yin or yang to my prose, especially Alison Scarpulla and Aëla Labbé, whose photographs I believe I've featured here more than any others. If it wasn’t for you, the readers, I’d keep this all in a private diary. I once vowed to never write again, at the age of thirteen (yes, I was a dramatic little thing), and perfectly kept this vow for five years. It is only because of this blog that I began to write again, and now I can’t imagine my life, if I didn’t still write. Thank you for believing in me, for seeing something in me that I don’t always see in myself. I am indebted and grateful and honored, and I hope I have given you something to cherish, as well, even if only a smile. You are worth more than gold.
As for this strange giveaway, yes, well, I don’t know if this even constitutes as "giveaway" or if its desirable, but I thought since I will be on a hiatus from blogging June through August (I will probably squeeze in one more entry before I go), as I vagabond across India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, I could send one reader a series of six postcards, one from each country I visit, and perhaps a small souvenir or two. I can’t promise they’ll be most eloquently written, however, postcards are a lost art that need reviving, and it’s wonderful to receive old-fashioned, tangible mail and parcels. So, if you’re interested leave a comment, and I’ll contact the “winner” before I depart in June (very soon). If you don’t have a blog I can contact you through, please leave me your email address or some way I can contact you.
Photo by Alison Scarpulla & Aëla Labbé