..... instead I have been indulging in some self-congratulation! I was vain enough to start a folder of 'reviews' of my blog in the early days, things which people said about it which I particularly valued, when I was not sure if my blog was of interest to other blog readers. Now, two years and four months along the line, I have been reassured by the many kind comments that have been made and I know for sure that it is. Readers have used the words: charming; wonderful; beautiful; original; inspirational.
That is heady stuff, which I repeat shamelessly because I have been so astonished to find such words in my comments box. But I don't mind being shameless, and I have undertaken to write openly of my feelings here. This is my way of acknowledging what unexpected gifts I have received, in return for the effort I have put into my blogging.
Further, the things my readers have written are a confirmation for me that old people do have a value 'at large', if they can find a way of expressing it, and so should not be overlooked or disregarded. We need to know this, as we become physically more tired and frail - it helps to keep us going!!! And through my blog and your comments you are helping me to say so to other oldies.
So I say thank you, thank you so much, for the things you have written, all of you, which comfort and enrich my mind, my heart, and my blogging.