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Tapped Out

I've just got nothing today, folks.  I'm sitting here thinking that I need to post, that I could write about today's work, or the craziness already overtaking the election season ("Terrorist fist jab"?  I just can't get over that one), or the dinner party we just attended, or any number of other things.  

I spent the afternoon writing condolence cards to the husband and (fully-grown) children of my mother's closest friend, who died last week.  And that process left me drained.  She was a wonderful woman and I'll miss her a lot, but she was in her eighties and had been ill.  Her death, while sad, was not really a tragedy.  Still, as I wrote the cards, I found myself tapping into my own memories of losing my parents many years ago.  That may be why I have nothing left for the blog.

If I were to use a mood tag today it would read "melancholy".  I'll be more chipper tomorrow, and I'll write a better post.

Today's music:  Pat Metheny (One Quiet Night)


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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Jun. 11th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about her death, David. Losing loved ones is always hard, and I have the same reaction in terms of it reminding me of my mother's passing. Then there are the things that come out of nowhere and strike a chord, but that's a different story.

Not that you were actually trying to decide among the topics you listed, but I've noticed an odd phenomenon among my LJ friends. If I post about food, there will be comments. This may just be reflective of my friends' interests, but it is interesting. Months go by with comments here and there, then one post about a great dinner or a recipe or something, and suddenly I've got 10-20 comments. Not that you're trolling for comments, but people (my people, at least) seem to respond to food. Are there particular topics that you find get people talking?
Jun. 11th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, JT. Yeah, I find that the political stuff tends to generate a good number of comments. And anything that includes news of some sort (good or bad). I posted months ago about a formal, black-tie dance that my wife and I went to; that generated lots of discussion. Then there'll be other stuff that I expect people will comment on, and I get none. [shrugs] Hard to predict, I guess.
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