Written by: Denise Serafini on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Since June I have not been writing my travel blog entries as I have in the past. Why? Most of the reason is that I certainly don’t think of myself as some “real” writer. I truly thought I must be boring folks. I even thought that if people were reading, they were reading just to make me feel good and I was convinced that I should eliminate the blog from our website. As it turns out, it seems it’s all about their involvement in our events, not mine. Melina, my daughter, once said, “Oh, you mean it’s not all about me?”
I am just a normal everyday person without any of the earmarks of some with the prolific gift of the pen that can expound on great thoughts. I just relate what I’m thinking and experiencing while I’m on the road. Real writing takes talent and a sense of ingenuity and I arrived just as that gift train was leaving the station. However, it seems that there are lots of individuals that like to join us in our travels on a virtual basis, even if it is just my personal reflections. So in the interest of putting to rest all of the interesting thoughts folks have had and shared with me regarding why I stopped writing, and their hope that I resume publishing my thoughts on the various places we visit, I have decided to begin anew and every few days I will post one of the many blog entries that I wrote but never shared.
I often say to people that I haven't hear from in a while, "You never call, you never write, you never send flowers." Before I publish anything, I think it’s important to note that these “flowers” (blog entries) from our travels may not blossom as expected. There’s an old saying that’s a take off from the beatitudes … “Blessed is he who expects little, for he shall not be disappointed.”