Well, hello there to anyone still hanging around these incredibly silent halls.
Don’t adjust your dial (oy, does that ever date me….😏)
Yes, it’s me.
I am here….
And I’m not.
Huh? What now? 🤔
Well, I don’t want this to be misconstrued.
This is not the umpteenth “Welcome Back, Kotter” moment in my life.
Expect no sudden, prolific flow from this pitiful scribe’s brain.
Those things which I wrestled with when I closed this door continue to press in on all sides. My ability to articulate as well as just the sheer drive to do so remain largely seized up inside.
Seriously. You should see how my fingers stutter over the keys right now, trying their darndest to summon up the right phrasing.
But such is the land of living. Questions dangle, obligations loom, but still, we put one foot in front of the other.
Or one finger after another on homerow….😏
So….if this is so much like a dental visit ( the yanking teeth kind), the biggest question might be why do it at all?
Well, nothing profound really.
For there are no big “wows” in my world to report.
The family is in the thick of what it always is right now…school, music, and scraping together a livelihood.
My pain goes on, too, but, hey, there is breath in my lungs, so that’s good.
But, overall, it’s such a nothingness to share I hesitated long and hard whether I even should.
Still, something in my gut just had a longing to come and be here.
Just for a few moments.
To say hello. To say I miss you, friends.
To say I think about and pray for you often.
And to remind myself vulnerability isn’t the same as weakness.
That derision isn’t always a forgone conclusion to opening my troubled soul.
That I can still form a few paltry words here and maybe find a friend genuinely glad to see me on the other end.
For there is worth in that simple thing, I suppose.
In this all-too-often harsh, cold-shouldered world, we have need of one another.
I know this in the depths of my being but, sometimes, depression can hem in on all sides and give a pretty convincing argument to just stay in that isolated place for safety’s sake.
Admitting to it can be the challenge of a lifetime.
But, perhaps, well worth trying…
Again, where this isn’t to say I am returning to penning a lot of profound thought, there is a lovely something in being here I cannot deny.
Now, I don’t really know what awaits me following the press of the ol’ send button, of course.
And, again, no idea what the future of my work here holds.
Yet, I know I must follow the Godly hand guiding it…
So, for the first time in months, let me say thanks for reading, dear friends. Blessings and prayers. ❤