Ever meet someone who is well known?
Well, years ago I met Barbara Sofer, a Jerusalem Post columnist, whose opinion pieces I actually read.
We met in the locker room at the pool. We talked while we changed, and were quite friendly.
Since she is a more public figure, I occasionally learned about life-events in her family, some happy, some not. But I switched pools years ago and, though I knew she would recognize my face, I did not think she would remember my name, or recognize it in an email. So, though I thought of sending her a "mazal tov" or a condolence email, I did not; I did not think she would know who it was from.
Well I guess I should have sent those emails, because I recently received a "remember me?" email. We met again at The First JBloggers Conference and she did, indeed, remember me from the pool!
She asked if she could quote from my blog and refer readers to it. (Is the sky blue?)
I was so touched that she remembered me and that she knew about my cancer/blog.
She wrote a very nice piece and was very kind and generous in what she writes about me. You can read the full article, The Human Spirit - Embracing Pink.
Towards the end of the article, Barbara Sofer writes "Matitya's blog somehow manages to be unbearably sad and inspiring."
I know my posts have been particularly heavy recently.
Still, I don't want my blog to be "unbearably sad."
Life is good!!
What do you think?
Is my blog sad?
Is a sad blog good or bad or both?
Please be honest!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Bilingually Mourning, Shiva in Two Languages
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