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...


8 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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