Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Very Long Absence

Let me start by stating the glaringly obvious.  I have not written anything in a very, very long time. The reasons for this prolonged absence are varied and complicated.  Some reasons are legitimate and others are excuses. Yet, as I have waded and trudged through them, slowly analyzing, I have come to realize that I truly miss writing.  

Writing forced me to lead a more examined life.  I chose to look for the meaning in the mundane, in the minute, and in the momentous alike.  Moments that often scuttle by unobserved, undocumented become much more significant. Through the mixing and kneading of thoughts I learned a great deal. 

I also realized that I really missed the conversations that were started through this blog.  I was so blessed and encouraged through the written and verbal conversations that transpired.  I miss those, and I would love to have more of them.   

I hope that you will extend me grace for my very long departure. I hope that you will join me again as we seek to learn from the slow, simple life.


  1. Looking forward to following along, Anne!
    Love, Aunt Kathy

  2. Dear Anne, though the absence was long, you were never far from the minds of your readers. "Joyfully Slow" was a term I often considered as I zipped through my busy life, and I have you to thank for it, my friend. I am jumping for joy that you are back, babe!!!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth! And thank you for all of your encouragement!

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  4. Yay! Looking forward to your posts, Anne.