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Thursday, April 07, 2005
I wrote this in Tamar's comments and it seemed worth repeating here.

Woke up this morning feeling cold with exhaustion, dragged myself up to go to work, like wading through mashed potato, thinking: I can't bear my life to feel like this. On the bus, I started thinking and writing something for my blog, collecting my thoughts, playing with words. By the time I got to work I felt completely different, a whole more active and optimistic part of me woken up and mobilised. I guess that is becoming my motivation, even if I didn't know it when I started.
hi Jean, thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I do worry about being 'stuck in a rut', but i'm sure that if i ever get to stage when i really think that nothing more could happen for me, i'll manage to get myself out of it.

Just out of interest, how did you come across Lorianne's blog? she was a teacher of mine at Keene State College. I've been intrigued by the '6 degrees of separation' for many years, so like to track back the links to different people. hope you don't mind me asking.

hope you're well, take care
Hi Jean, I saw your post on Fred First's Blog. I noticed your comment about time zones and figured you were somewhere in Europe... so I click to your blog and here you are in London! I'm in St Albans this week on a business trip. Just thought I'd say hi! It's neat to see the connections one can make by reading blogs! Fragments is such a beatiful site, isn't it?
Rach, the truth is, I can't remember how I found Lorianne's blog. It was almost the first I started reading regularly and remains a favourite, she's such a good writer, and loves many of the things I do. No pre-existing connections at all. As far as I remember, I googled 'blog' + some of my interests (in this case probably buddhism). Once I was regularly reading a few blogs I found others from their links to these. And since I started my own, I've found like-minded people when they left me comments. Rather wonderful, I think.
Jean - thanks for the link! It's a great piece worthy of being on your blog as well in comments to mine!
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