There are certain special things in life, people too that fade away as beautifully as the bright light they shone upon their arrival.
In a way, blogging has become somewhat of a dying art. It had it's "prime" like we all do... a bright, but short rise to, then fall from glory wherein many people did it because it was the latest cyber-fad, everyone else was doing it, or they loved it at first but for whatever reason, they lost their enthusiasm and decided to leave.
We've lost many of our fellow bloggers here and there, when things in their life took more of their time and they weren't able to blog, or when they simply had other interests and just had no desire to do it anymore.
Through blogging, we have met some wonderful, funny and inspirational people. One of those people, Tink of Pickled Beef, has decided to be the next one to fade away. This leaves me with a heavy heart... I have enjoyed so much her Weekly Words Challenge, and being a part of her comment community. She has made us laugh a lot with her 'Daily Hoop Conversations' and her great stories and beautiful photographs of all of her life adventures. Tink, I beg you to stay but if you will not then I officially wish you the best of luck and much health and happiness for you and your family...
Why does it give us a sad feeling?? I guess because it's just one more good thing that inevitably goes away and we have no control over it. We always wish for the good things to eventually come back, but everything has a path and usually anyone with half a brain won't do much "back tracking". I am probably the only weirdo I know that hates change and gets stuck in the past reminiscing so badly. It's just one of my many flaws... I can't help it.
I don't like change, usually it always takes you away from the 'good ol' days' and brings some sort of discomfort or hurt along with it, but I know it's essential for our growth... it is necessary.
I don't know why, but I guess things like this hit more of a personal note for me just because they remind me of all of the changes we have been through in these past years and all of the time that has sped by way too fast... too fast to see. Like those shooting stars, you have to take the time to stop, and pay attention or you miss out on the entire beautiful display...
Of course this ends in a sad song. I wouldn't be me if I didn't try to make you "misty" ;)
Shooting Star - Bad Company
My weekend was relatively low-key, I spent a great deal of time working on my Korg Triton and perfecting some cool sequences for songs, I usually have a hard time figuring out things on my Triton but with a bit of prodding by Mr. J, and with a bit of forced concentration, I was able to pull through and conquer my instrument. I am actually pumped up a bit and enjoying trying out various effects and adding parts to songs. It's fun. I must also mention that 'Roses on your Piano Are Not As Good As Tulips On Your Organ'... haha (Just thought I'd throw that in there)
Once again, best wishes Tink and everyone have a great week. Later on this week I plan to come back with more great Low-Carb dish ideas to tingle your taste buds.
So look for "Killing Carbohydrates Vol. 2"... coming soon to a blog near you!