I see from the date here that you haven't posted for two weeks, and from the pictures of a lovely, new house the probable reason why. I write this comment anyway because I know you will get to it eventually. What I have to say is able to wait for your full attention.
Do you remember me? You found my blog sometime around August 12 or 13. You left a comment about whether you could quote "Positive things don't hurt" from my article Preparing for a Negative.
I write today to say I will never forget that request for many reasons. Though it is not usual in the real world for someone to ask whether he or she might quote me, the circumstances in this case were extraordinary indeed.
You see, the day you left your comment, my blog was a mere 21 days old. Comments were rare and even then only from friends or an accidental visitor. My blog was like a newborn baby, doing nothing but fascinating to watch.
Then one morning I discovered you had left this comment for me. I don't even know whether you ever read my reply.
Now it's 46 days since that comment you wrote. Just over 60 days since this blog came to be. Now everyday I wake as part of a community that I care about. I waited two months before starting a blogroll. I wanted to know what my blogroll would mean—what would define it? I didn't want to blogroll indiscriminately. One point became clear and without question—your link would be under the heading "The Letting me be . . . Community," because you are its first member. Others may come and fade away, but you will be remembered.
Jadacool, you were the first person to leave behind a kind word, the first international visitor, and you asked to quote me. That is a whole lot of firsts for one person. I hope you don't mind that in my thoughts I have changed your name and knighted you. To me you are now and will always be:
ME-Liz Strauss, at Letting me be . . .