Community...

... once upon a time, I wrote a post about my little Brother, Joshua.. I mentioned how tough he was... and how proud I was of him... cancer had just been cut out of one lung, and the operation for his other side would have to wait for the first wound to heal... we both knew it was the beginning of a rough path... a path he is still wandering down...

... sitting at my desk, re-reading the post, I received a comment to it... it was from Jack, and I wept as I read it... my Wife heard me and came through... she read the post and the comment while sitting on the arm of my blogchair... when she finished, she looked down at me and smiled.. stroked my hair, and went back through into the living room... my blog was my confessional, and she knew that...

... Christina once asked me why I blog... at the time, I refused to answer.. but some bloggers already know my answer to that question...

... right now, Rob's Mother is in dire straits... I wish peace for her and Rob from the very bottom of my heart...

... I will not tell you why I blog... why I keep this infantile collection of jokes and stories going... but I will tell you that the friendships I have made here are valued more than I can possibly describe...

by Eric on March 04, 2005 | Bullshit (7) | SWG Stories
Bullshit So Far

Internet friends, in many cases, can know us better than friends we have made in "real life."

I know mine have been there with me when I've needed friends the most.

Bullshitted by Donna on March 4, 2005 06:00 PM

Regardless of the "why," I am so delighted and grateful that you do.

; )

Bullshitted by Christina on March 4, 2005 07:11 PM

I did exactly what you said except that i don't have a blog . My fault but it is really strange that the fifth sentence on the book nearest to me reads this

That which has been together is separated. I believe that this was a sentence that was meant for all of us that will be separated in the future and in the past.

The rest of the sentences are really not revelant because the first book I found was a book on sign language I feel that the thought came from a greater being. I hope that all who read it can take comfort. God Bless Ga.

Bullshitted by georgia on March 5, 2005 12:00 AM

It is a wonderfully close community that spans the globe. And my "internet friends (and family)" have become more important than I can ever say.

I know exactly what you mean.

Bullshitted by Tammi on March 5, 2005 07:16 AM

I agree. It doesn't really matter why. We're just happy that you do. Keep on keeping on, brother. Or should I say, grandfather?

Bullshitted by Dash on March 5, 2005 11:03 AM

I didn't answer her either, but I wasn't directly asked. I hope and wish the best for your brother Joshua, and the best for Rob's momma as well. Recently, a coach of my son's football team, whos boy plays on my travelin' baseball team plays, had a bout with Cancer. So far he's beat the devil. I hope he continues to. Life is short. You gotta get it while the gettin's good, but that doesn't always mean get it for yourself. I don't know your age, and it's really not important, but to know a younger brother(or sister) is havin' to deal with those issues would be a distressin' thing to anybody. I'm glad you found some solice in Jack's writings. I'm glad your wife supports you and your brother. I never had a brother. I always wanted one. Older, younger, I didn't care. I relied on cousins to fill in the "lack o' brother thing". I had a sister who I watched over like a vulture. And she, looked out for me. Mess with her, wrath of 'Neck was coming. I hope we dont ever lose those feelings as a "society". If we ever do, things are really gonna go wild and only those with a strong fortitude of right and wrong will prevail. Some people just don't get it... yet.

Bullshitted by RedNeck on March 5, 2005 11:54 AM

Here it is, over a year later, and I still mean what I wrote in that comment.

Some of us write because we can't NOT write.

Bullshitted by Jack on March 5, 2005 12:27 PM