Thursday, February 7, 2013

Three Years and Thankful

I began this blog three years ago, not sure how often I would post or for how long. It would be an exercise, I told myself, "a slow, patient accumulation of words," a daily discipline. Maybe people would read it, maybe they wouldn't. But if I kept at it long enough, I told myself, I would have a body of work.

Don't know if there's quite a body yet. Maybe the beginnings of one.

What I do know is that somehow, every day but Sunday (or Saturday!), the blank screen is filled. Even on the hardest days, the words come. Some days they rush in as quickly as I can get them down. Other days I spend way more time than I'd like with fingers poised above the keys.

But eventually the muse speaks — and I listen.

Today I pause to thank that muse — and to thank all of you who visit, read and cheer me on. Your encouragement means more than you know.



Blogger Kathy said...

I enjoy your posts a lot! I aspire to your level of discipline too.

February 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Bill Reeves said...

Thanks for taking the time to write

February 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Elissa Free said...

I absolutely adore your blog Anne. Your words make me slow down (at least for a little while) and think about the important things in life.

Thanks for sharing!

February 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Charlie Yonkers said...

And I go there for calm reflection, equanimity, your unique perceptions, and exemplary writing, all of which are gifts. that keep giving. Your sense of places are inspiring, and your discipline and high standards encouraging to us fellow-travellers. Happy Anniversary, and please keep it up.

February 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Anne Cassidy said...

Thanks so much, everyone. Much appreciated!

February 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Kathy Bosin said...

happy anniversary! I love this blog! A love of place, your place. Thanks for sharing it with us!

February 11, 2013 at 9:18 PM  

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