Friday, November 02, 2007

D-Day.

An interesting thing happened after I posted the R.I.P. Meme challenge. There was a short but eerie silence around the blog, then over the next two days I got three emails:

I was going to do your meme, but I tried and couldn't think of anything good to say.

I recently had a loss in my family so this is too close to home for me.

I took a stab at it but didn't like the process...I feel a little jinxed by the idea.

Then, yesterday, I received this:

Liked your idea immensely...thank you for being brave enough to put yourself out there and challenging us to do the same. I don't have anywhere to publish my attempt but I thought I would share.
Attached: "All Saints Day" eulogy.


It was such an honour to receive this piece, from someone who mostly lurks but has commented twice. I read it with so much interest and sympathy, and found myself exclaiming "Hey! Me too!" while reading it.

Olga put up her eulogy the other day...it's a real roller-coaster of emotion: read with caution. The most enthusiastic participant, Jenny, (private blog) has yet to post hers. And I have a promise from Jared and a cautious commitment from Ames to do theirs, too. I'm curious to read them not only to get to know them better, but to see whether my theory will hold true: that, in the end, certain things are common to the heart of us all.

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If you do end up posting a reflection of yourself, please leave a comment.

Tomorrow, we will put all this behind us and go back to the knitting. I've got some stash to deal with...I really wouldn't want it to end up at the Thrift Store.

14 comments:

uberstrickenfrau said...

OOOOhh, do I see a contest coming soon?? hint hint

Tabatha said...

I did it! I emailed it to you. It is also in my journal.

Ames said...

There, I did it. I hope you will not be too grief stricken over the fact that I have been sitting at the computer so long I now have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the laundry is still not folded, and I do not know where my kids are.

kate said...

Alright. For you it is done. In my own way.
http://0521kt.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/because-she-asked/

Jo said...

Can't put it behind me yet - go check out my blog ;)

Stace' said...

Ms. Shan,
I'm going to have to turn my paper in late. The dog has chewed up my creativity. I will notify you when it is finished.

Jenny said...

Hey girl, my computer crashed on Wednesday.Just got it back tonight..will do it in the next day or so...I've already started drafting up some!

KingJaymz said...

I did it. You know where to find me.

Ames said...

Is it my biased imagination or is Shan the leader of some sort of blogger's club?

Stace' said...

Done.

kate said...

Hey Ames, she's the Pied Piper.

Natalie said...

Shan, I missed the deadline and frnakly probably couldn't have risen to the challenge. I am not a confident writer and anything I would have written, although possibly heartfelt, would have come across as hollow

Jo said...

Okay - mine is up - better later than never!

kate said...

So, like, where's the stash man?!