There was a definite mushiness component to my trip last week, seeing both my SF fan friends at Orycon as well as a lot of my friends from outside the tribe. Life is short, and I am trying to make a better effort to keep up with people. As Mary Schmich says (usually misattributed to Vonnegut):
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Here then are my thanks:
I’m thankful for all of you who read this and who comment, and listen and contribute or don’t. I’m thankful for everyone who has ever been kind to me or allowed me to be kind to them, whether I knew who they were or not. I’m thankful for all my friends and family and everyone that does me the great favor of loving me and caring about me. I’m thankful that I get to live my life towards the top of the hierarchy of need. If I have one big failing it is that I’m not pulling enough people up there to live with me. So let’s add to the thanks a hope that we all have more chances, and that we can create in and around ourselves the kind of world we all want to live in.
Thank you, all. You are what matters.