For many years, I've been very aware of the anniversary of starting this journal on LJ, which has been a large and largely amazing part of my life. In several of them, it was possible, even easy, to speed up/slow down an entry here and there so that the anniversary entries were also numerically significant. This one
from two years ago, for instance, was the 2900th; the '07 anniversary
was the 1440th (gross!); and, the year before that
, I hit 1000 on the button.
Yesterday, the eight anniversary of beginning, I was stuck on 3,978, and it was so short of a meaningful mark that I didn't even bother posting anything.
I've been worried about this blog (in, now, its double life on both LJ and DW to flummox the spammers and DDOSers) getting too tired, too same-old, too kvetchy. If I'd taken the time to write about anything yesterday, it would have been more blah blah Emily's back to the dentist blah blah
and I couldn't subject me, much less you, to much more of that. Comments here are way down, and I sense a growing sense of ennui getting into a lot of the journals and journalists here.
It won't be easy for me to just shut up. Hell, I've got my next entry already in my head, and it's a beaut. But your comments (whether here, there or anywhere) and friendships will always matter to me, no matter what does, or doesn't, show up on these electronic pages.
We're facing a near-certain reality that Eleanor's laptop content will not be recoverable, and, while we managed to store and save her collection of pictures that was on it, a lot of other content- recipes, spreadsheets, contacts- is likely to have just gone poof. She will start over, as I have more than a few times over the years, and while we'll miss what was lost, I have no doubt that she will do a good job of moving on from it. I hope that will never happen with these words, and even if it does, I will do all in my heart and power to maintain the friendships that began here and that now, and always will, transcend this place.
So happy anniversary to me. And thanks and love to all of you.
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