If this blog were a child it would be starting the first grade. Isn’t that something?
As I enter the seventh year of blogging, I can’t help but reflect for a moment. Not on the past, but the present. There were times when it seemed writing about the issues that I consider to be important was a waste of time. There were times when inspiration was all but gone. There was a time when I felt dismay. A time when I felt nothing good could come of this. But then you only need to look around you, especially these days, and recognize there’s still a lot of work to be done. Still many things to say, to write, to discuss, to debate, to grapple with, to build, to create, to converse, to understand, to dissect. Still many things to realize, to accomplish, to fulfill, to actualize. Still many things to chronicle.
So a blogoversary is really a time to thank everyone who participates in the discussions throughout this virtual space. I’ve always considered half this blog to be a space for me to rant and rave, and the other half to be a space for others to do the same – and together the two combine to achieve one key goal of mine: keeping the issues, the conversations, the debates, and the ideas alive.
And I will always revert to the quote that started my very first post:
The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. â€˜Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?â€™ he asked.
â€˜Begin at the beginning,â€™ the King said gravely, â€˜and go on till you come to the end: then stop.â€™
Un/Fortunately, we are no where near the end.