Tuesday, August 22, 2017

THE ECLIPSE HAPPENED WHILE I DREAMED...

Never saw it. Only heard everybody talking about it online. Sylvia Plath famously wished for silence and blackness. One dude told me it was totally dark for 15 minutes. That's all I have to go by...

Spent the day at the library. Returned and found several books I wish I had the courage to check out: A Patti Smith Photo Tribute, A Summer of Love Anthology, and  a recent tribute to The Doors. But I owe too many fines as it is, so I will imagine if you can.

It was a good day. Hope it was the same for you. Wishing you much peace and love (and light) :-)

P.S. This will be my last blog post for some time to come. The trolls are becoming tedious at best.  And I have a life to live as best I can.

Jon, Helga, Roy, The Bald Vegan, Geo - I remain grateful for your friendship and support. And I hope life treats you kind...


15 comments:

  1. Dear Dylan, I understand how tedious trolls can be but sure hope your hiatus won't be too long. Blogging has put me in contact with good minds like yours and I look forward to the pleasure of your renewed company. All my best wishes. --Geo.

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    1. Dear Geo, you are too kind. My mind (as such it is) is average at best. But I think I know what you mean, and I remain grateful to you for your always generous words. Let's hope the trolls decide to hibernate as we move closer and closer to the last days of summer.

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    2. P.S. Have you seen the new Emily Dickinson movie (A Quiet Passion)? The reviews are mixed, but I absolutely adored it...

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  2. I'm sorry that you missed the eclipse - but, in all honesty, there really wasn't much to see. Here in Tennessee it was only dark for a few minutes. It was eerie, actually surreal, but almost disappointing (considering the big media buildup).

    Dylan, I can fully understand your reasons for not wanting to blog. I've been blogging for a long time (I started on AOL, when they first had blogs). Blogging used to be a genuine pleasure for me. Most of the people were nice and there didn't seem to be any animosity among bloggers.

    Lately - within the past few years - things have changed drastically. There is an ENORMOUS amount of intense hate. The trolls really feel secure in their anonymity - and they enjoy spewing their hatred on bloggers that they dislike. Worst of all, they NEVER seem to leave. There are several people who hate me that have been hanging around for years.

    It's gotten to the point that I'm hesitant to give any opinion at all, for fear of the backlash. I try to ignore it - - but truthfully I find myself walking on eggshells every time I write a post.
    There are only a few people left who truly appreciate me for who I am.

    I always worry about you when you don't blog - and I really enjoy hearing from you - so I hope you WON'T abandon blogging. You do have friends here who care.
    Take care and stay in touch.

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    1. Jon, I know you have had your share of harsh critics, so I truly appreciate your support and kindness. The eclipse is not something I regret missing: I value people more than the sun and stars. But I've been a recluse for many years now, so this tends to make me view the universe more as foe than friend :-)

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  3. I understand Dylan, but I sure hate to see you gone. You're going to be missed by those of us who are not trolls and truly do care. I wish you the same - peace, love, and light ... always.

    Take care of yourself ... and pop back once in awhile so we know you're okay.

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    1. Thanks Helga! I just need a break from blogging for a bit of time. But I will most certainly do my best to do the odd update or two: You are a saint in disguise (my favorite kind). Conspicuous saints don't impress me very much :-)

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    1. Wow, not sure how I missed your comment? But you know I love and care about you big time. Merry Christmas :-)

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  5. Hi, Dylan -
    For some reason I'm not able to access your email address, so I'm writing here. I just wanted to thank you for your recent comment on my blog. I always worry when I don't hear from you (and when you don't blog). Glad to know that you're "surviving" (believe me, I know it isn't easy...).
    Anyway, I hope the holidays will be pleasant and peaceful for you. I'll be spending Xmas alone with my cats.
    Helga was asking about you recently. Take care, Jon

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    1. Hey, Jon:

      Thanks for such a sweet reply. I am grateful for genuine people such as yourself (and Helga, Roy and Geo). Truly good people are hard to find in this world - especially on the internet!

      I will be spending Christmas alone (no cats), but I always have my special friend (Roy) to rely on.

      I hope your Christmas is one of the best for you and yours this year! I'm not sure if I will ever go back to keeping a blog, but I will do my best to keep my internet friends posted on what's new and old.

      Merry Christmas to all!

      Dylan

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  6. Hello Dylan,

    You may be gone, but you're certainly not forgotten. I do hope all is well on your end. I remember reading your story about how you saved Christmas for your sister ... and that has stuck with me. I knew right then and there, that you are one of those rare and special people in this world.

    Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season* and a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year. Take care. Peace out ...

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  7. Thanks Helga, your kind words mean a lot to me. The Christmas story I wrote for/about my sister was not an easy one to write, but it really did need to be written. I think she would have liked it.

    I hope this holiday season turns out to be really awesome for you and yours, and may all your dreams come true in 2018.

    Wishing you all good things,

    Dylan

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  8. Best wishes to you in this and all seasons.

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