Oh, Hugh! Thank you for the kind words on your blog!
With mixed feelings I thank you for throwing me out there too, into the gaping void?
Not so empty,maybe. But scarily vast it gapes at me.
For the extremely few who don't know him; who is Hugh?
Well, apart from being a phenomenon, he's an artist, cartoonist, a networking marketing director blogging up business. Besides, he's a dear house-friend who easily fits into a house full of teenagers.
For anyone tired of their boring, old business card, have look at Hugh's blogcards!
I was kind of hoping to stay in obscurity with my blog until I'd got into the habit of dealing with the responsibility of 'existing'. I'm of course talking about existing in the blogosphere, of potentially being visible and heard and of responding to that.
My normal sphere is very limited now that I've ventured into the realms of art making. It's lonely work.
Come to think of, I don't actually see many people during a day. I'm not being heard so much either - now that all of my three boys will be teenagers in a few months.
But back to existing. Just when I wrote - 'the responsibility of existing' - it occurred to me how little I take that into account in my daily tasks and encounters - however few they are. (Later I'll ponder this some more - too serious for my current mood....)
One of my slogans is that 'we all need to be seen'. Being seen, in the widest sense, is 'having one's existence confirmed'.
Hugh has a sharp eye for our weaker spots and his cartoon today is taking my point a notch up... '... see me admiringly!'
So go ahead - start today. Begin the year by showing your admiration for someone!
I'm sure they'll start to shine and exist more brightly.
(Maybe beyond your point now, Hugh? But still... I know I need it! And I do admire you!)