I finish reading through a couple of poems from a new blogger and look at the lower corner of the screen monitor. Almost 4 a.m. Wow. And I have been staying up into the wee early hours for the past couple of days. Possibly because it’s quiet in the house…..possibly because after I get the other things done, I indulge in exploring and connecting with my “new friends” in the blogging world. And what a world it is! I had no idea how my perspective, my perception would change. Blogging is opening up doors and windows to a wonderful, exciting bigger world of creative writers and artists and photographers. The discovering….the inspiring….the admiring of the far-ranging and incredible variety of thoughts and ideas and images. I am equally humbled and profoundly grateful for all of this newfound excitement! My initial foray into such reaches of online social interactions probably started with facebook, and over the past six-and-a-half years, I have thoroughly enjoyed and revelled in all that facebook offers and entices – the connecting with old friends and the making of new friends and communicating with friends I see in person often or just here and there. And so now it feels as if I have made my way to that inviting french door at the far end of the room that I have spent some time traversing – with its glass inlays and sunshine streaming through – that beckons me to open it and step into new and more wondrous places! This is bliss!