It’s taken me a while to write about reaching this milestone, partly because I’ve been busy, and partly because it’s hard to wrap my mind around a number this big. The only wise thought that comes to mind is, “Wow, that’s a lot of posts.”
Writing has always been a mode of discovery for me, a way of digging below the surface noise of the mind and excavating what I am really thinking/feeling/imagining at any particular point in time. I like the image of archeology – writing as inner spade work.
Fiction most often reveals where imagination wants to go, while blogging typically tells me what I really think about the topic at hand. I don’t much care for this western way of categorizing awareness. I prefer the Tibetan conception where “mind” resides at the heart chakra and includes thought, feeling, perception, imagination, and intuition – all the shifting contents of consciousness. That seems closer to our lived experience. When I say, “This is me,” I point to my heart not my head.
But I digress.
I am grateful to every one of my readers – I wouldn’t be doing this without you! The realization that others find something useful in what I write is as thrilling now as it was when I first wrote stories in grade school. I was especially gratified with your interest and encouragement for my exploration of Njal’s Saga. I invested a lot of time and effort, and I’ll remember your response the next time such a major project tugs at my attention.
I don’t have any clear roadmap for the next 100 posts – it wouldn’t be exploration if I knew where I was going. I hope you’ll ride along and continue to post your wonderful reactions!