10 April 2011

Constant Change

I've had a busy weekend. So busy that after our regular grocery session, I no longer found the energy to do my usual tasks at home.  We just sat there and stared at the TV screen.

And then I thought about changing the layout of my blog.  After all, I may not have the energy to do stuff around the house, but my brain is still buzzing and I still have enough energy to sit through a couple of hours' computer session.

I thought to myself, all I need to do is change the template then restore the widgets.  Easy peasy.  I'll be done in time for bed.  And then I started copying my blogroll one at a time... and to do this I have to open each blog so I can copy the links.  At this stage I was struck with melodrama.  I recalled my early blogging years, when blogging and bloghopping were synonymous.  I kept constant contact with my blogroll, and even got to meet some great people in the real world!

When we left for New Zealand in 2008, I thought I would have more time to continue my bloghops.  Unfortunately this was not the case.  And so I was truly surprised to find that a number of my familiar friends are no longer blogging.  Some just stopped, while others completely deleted their blogs.  I felt a sadness of sorts.  I regrettably deleted the dead links from my blogroll.

In the other blogs I saw that my link has disappeared.  It's interesting how a couple of years of loss of communication can make people drift away from each other... especially if the connection is only digital in nature.  Although there are those who I can't bear to remove from my list and so they stay there.

I'd like to have a go at discovering others who enjoy reading my blog and have linked their blog with mine, but that will have to wait as bedtime nears and there's work tomorrow.  But his exercise has made me realize how far I have gone because of blogging and how I am all the more enriched because of this experience.  And I hope that others also find value in the things I share.

To all my friends who I met in the blogosphere: to those who are still here, and to those who have moved on to other pursuits, and to future connections,  this song is for you (and you can also sing along with Jose Mari Chan through videokeman.com too!).  One of my favourite songs.

Constant Change – Jose Marie Chan
We’re on the road
We move from place to place
And oftentimes when I’m about to call it home
We’d have to move along Life is a constant change…

The friends we know we meet along the way
Too soon the times we share form part of yesterday
‘Cause life’s a constant change
And nothing stays the same, oh no

Clouds that move across the skies
Are changing form before our very eyes

Why couldn’t we keep time from movin’ on?
Hold on to all the years before this moment’s gone?
Why must we live the days at such a frightening pace?
We’re all like clouds that move across the skies
And changing form before our very eyes

Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings?
We’ve simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings
‘Cause life’s a constant change
And nothing stays the same, oh no

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