Thursday, October 9, 2008

Connections

This fall has been a remarkable time of connection for me. I am not sure if it is a product of the season (i.e., if fall is a time of connection and I simply have never noticed that before), or if it is a product of my time of life (i.e., if I've lived a sufficient number of years that I've had time to develop, and sever, some deep connections that I've now had long enough to miss and am seeking to renew ), or if it is simply a coincidence.

Whatever the cause, I feel that "connection" is the word of the day for me.

There are two people whom I've known for much of my life but with whom I have not routinely associated in a long while, and we are now in the process of establishing a new kind of connection that builds upon our history without attempting to relive the past (as if that were possible) or lay blame for the previous loss of connection.

There's also a sense of deepening connection with several people who have been squarely present recently but who are opening up to me, and I to them, in a qualitatively different way.

Then there are all my new blogging friends whom I've "met," so to speak, over the last three months. There are several of you whom I feel I have known for a long, long time, maybe even over many lifetimes, and I think it's such a blessing that we have found each other through this wonderful blogging process (special note to MWS - I'm guessing that you don't believe in past lives, but no matter - I nonetheless am so grateful to have met you in the blogosphere here in the year 2008 and feel a special kinship with you. I luv you, man!).

Then there's the connection that's inherent in commenting on others' blogs and receiving comments on my blog. The blogosphere has been a fascinating place lately, as people raise and discuss "big topics" (God, self, human nature, philosophy, art) and relish the conversation, even if that means agreeing to disagree about aspects of those topics in a civilized way.

These all are different forms of connecting, which is something I think we humans have a propensity to want to do. Wonderful alliances are being made these day, my blogging kin. Enjoy them. Enjoy them to the fullest.

8 comments:

Merle Sneed said...

You are correct in your assumption. MWS pretty much believes what can be tested.

I'm happy to call you a friend too!

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

I came across on Joe's blog. I just had to stop by, and share with you that we share the same name. Rarely have I found someone who has the same spelling.

Barbara said...

One of the reasons I love Blogging is because I am an only child with both parents deceased. I feel like I have a vibrant active family around the world who really care about me. Most every week I have a social outing with someone I met through Blogging. I agree that connections are so important, making it possible to enlarge a tiny family!

I'm glad we recently connected and look forward to introducing our two golden Jake dogs to each other next week.

Val said...

yes a great time of connections! and it isnt autumn here so maybe its in the stars? I am loving the blog interaction and sharing thoughts theories experiences, commenting, getting feedback - it really is rivetting and i am very thankful for it all.
Also, just lately, reconnecting with pals from WAY BACK - which is kind of nice - I am useless at letting people go, so i feel a deep sense of wellbeing to know everyone is still around even if we dont pass in the street.
So yes a great time of connecting!
loving it!! thanks x

Angela said...

Yes, yes!! I agree to all you all said! I am also happy to have found you, Adrianne (and Barbara) and Val whom I have found some years ago (we never met, either, can you believe that?), and some more new friends in blogland. It seems to have all started this year, more or less, doesn`t it? Though I keep thinking I don`t quite belong into your English speaking world, I still like to add my German "mustard" to all I read, and I think it`s so much fun. Also of cóurse, to get your comments to my blog. Thank you!!

Reya Mellicker said...

A very wise woman said we're all part of the sea of reality (actually you were more elegant in your words) and so all interconnected, whether we like it or not.

Ironically, in Chinese medicine, autumn is a time of severing and disconnection. The element associated with the season is metal; it is the time of the great letting go.

Buck the trends, dear friend. I salute you!

SJW said...

Adrianne - I get the feeling you are very connected to autumn (fall) in all your descriptions of it in Washington in your blog these last few weeks , but maybe you are connected to all seasons - looking forward to more descriptions. And am very much enjoying new blogging connections too.

willow said...

I feel exactly the same way. I was born in October and I always feel very much in my element now. I lose weight, feel inspired, happy and yes, connected! Happy fall!! :)