In what has become a custom here, I would like to take this - the last day of the year - to thank you, my readers.
Blogs - for the 99.99% of us that write them - are ultimately a labor of love (or something we are driven to do) and while in theory would exist if there was no-one reading them, it is difficult to say that most would continue to write; in point of fact all writers wish to be be read. Without readers, things eventually become an exercise in journaling or randomly throwing things against the wall to see what sticks.
So thank you.
- Thank you to everyone that takes the time to read - even if you never comment - as time is the currency of Life, and you are spending some of it with me.
- Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment, which are almost always thoughtful and thought provoking. And almost inevitably kind.
- Thank you to everyone who has taken it upon themselves to link this blog in their own blogroll. One takes a chance when one recommends something, and I am grateful you have given me that trust.
Were I the sort of fellow that actually thought about or worried about numbers (I do not), I would be extremely excited and grateful as the view numbers have gone up significantly this year (as in years past, one again hopes that this is not due to attracting the attention of the Russian GRU, based on locations seen from). I am hopeful that the numbers reflect more people that, in some way or form, are deriving benefit from my writing.
What will 2022 look like? A lot like 2021 of course, which is to say I simply have no idea. Likely there will be one or two trips (Mt. Whitney for sure, and hopefully to Japan!), some level of introspection, more trips to The Ranch (and updates on TB The Elder and Mom), Iaijustu, rabbits/cat/dog/guinea pigs, gardening, and anything else randomly that catches my interest.
But that is in the future. In the present, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have some of the best, most thoughtful readers on the planet.
Your (Most) Obedient Servant, Toirdhealbheach Beucail