Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank you, friends

First, I'd like to say "Thank you" to my followers, who have commented and emailed me, concerned at my absence. I am fine; busy and overwhelmed in many ways, but in good health. I deeply appreciate your concern.

I have felt unable to write for the past few months. Ever since the explosion of the BP oil rig and subsequent environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I have been too horrified and grief stricken about it to write about it. I feel mentally paralyzed when I think about the ramifications of this disaster.

The thoughts that loom foremost in my consciousness right now, are those concerning the wildlife and the people living near the Gulf coast. I am distraught and sickened by the reports and images of oil-soaked birds, endangered sea mammals and ruined fishing grounds to even think straight when I consider what to write about it. I am literally at a loss for words. I keep trying to wrap my mind around it, but I can only register disgust and horror. I will keep trying to mash together some coherent sentences for a future post concerning this tragedy.

But I would be remiss if I didn't offer my sincere gratitude to those readers who reached out to me and inquired as to my well-being. My family and I are well, my job and everything else is going okay. I am working on revamping the blog and will be back writing soon.

Thanks again for your support.
Love, Deedee <3


  1. I'm so glad to know that you are still there and OK. Even if it's a very qualified OK so far as your thoughts are concerned. Look forward to your new blog (which looks good to me!) and some more posts.

  2. The world will always be too much with us..we must be ourselves..good and kind and strong..I certainly am glad that you are sort of back..I'll be watching!!

  3. Glad to read you are okay, Deedee. I dropped by a couple of days ago, thinking I'd leave a note (was at work, so didn't) and meant to make up for that today. I'm delighted to find your new post.

    I grew up along the Gulf coast, and am saddened, sickened, angered and disgusted, too. The oil company responsible for this will get off scott free, I'm afraid.

  4. Deedee, I'm glad you're okay. I have been wondering too.

  5. I get affected by things that go on round the world too Deedee. It's good that we care. Sending you a virtual hug. :)