I’m at home sick today. I’m also struggling with the concept and practice of utilizing and participating in social media. We had a poetry reading at our home this past Sunday. The actor, Jeffrey Renn, performed/read a selection of poems written by Canadian authors. For me, my husband and our guests, it was truly a delightful afternoon. It was intimate and unusual, for we so seldom partake of the pleasures of poetry, especially as a group. In the description of one of the poets, Jeffrey said that this fellow “does not do email” and I suppose he doesn’t “do” the other things either, thus labeling him a Luddite. And I couldn’t help thinking, briefly…how refreshing! The push to be linked-up and the pull to connect I sometimes find tiring. When I write (at least in the past) it has most often been for myself in the form of journalling. Always, writing has been a release, an expression, a creative outlet and that is good. However, this is the shift in communication. It seems to me (and many others) that we have to find like-minded people wherever we can, even globally. Is that how we can help change the atmosphere in this world of ours?? Is that why I should want you to like my posts? I don’t think I particularly care if you like my writing style or not. It’s the idea that is important. I feel a need to link, to read, to listen, to try to recognize that there are legions of folks out there who want a change for the better…I realize that the word “legion” has a military connotation but there are many ways of rising up. Blogging, reading others blogs, viewing photos and reading comments stirs up my imagination, raises my awareness and urges me to write more and more often. Yes, I am late to all this, as usual…hence the name of my blog…but for now, as I am, here I am. Whether this is a fad or a way of watching ourselves, the only way to experience is to jump in…right?