Apparently today is National Delurking Day, and I’m supposed to be encouraging folks who read but don’t comment to come out of hiding and say hello. I’m… actually not going to do that, though. Two things, instead:
1) Allow me to do my own bit of delurking: I am not very good about responding to comments, a lot of the time. I feel badly about that, because I know some people are personally affronted when they don’t get a response. It’s not personal, it’s just that there’s limited time in the day and also I suck. BUT. I read every single comment. I treasure most of them. I am so, so grateful for all of you, especially lately, when things have been hard and 99.99% of you have been so very kind. Some days, writing here, and knowing you’re out there reading, is truly a lifeline. Thank you for caring about my family. It means more to me than I can say.
2) If you feel you really want to say something and/or delurk, guess what else today is? It’s my dad’s birthday! Speaking of people who help prop me up… this is the guy who’s waved pompoms for me my entire life. He’s pretty swell, is my point. Also I think many of you appreciate the comments he leaves here. So feel free to show HIM some love today.