posted on Aug, 19 2016 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: ccbears
So nice to read your reply! When we are in so much pain, it can look for any escape, especially through our tongues, or in this case, our fingertips.
You don't need to take anything back and you certainly don't need to stay silently in the background. The only requirement is to follow the T&Cs, and
that part can only be done by you alone.
Here in the Shed, it is so easy to feel welcome one moment and neglected the next. I often feel that way here, if it is of any consolation. I used to
write tiny little posts just to say hi, but it felt to me, inside, like I was just hoping for someone to throw me a bone, so I quit doing it. But it
isn't really like that at all. The truth is, it's not a matter of quality but of quantity. Everyone is coming to the Shed in droves, and that is
absolutely amazing! And yes, sometimes it looks like there are these little cliques going on, but with a little laugh, I have to add that this is just
because no one else is jumping in! Sometimes two people will be posting back and forth, and it's rather secretly indulgent to just watch in silence,
or other times, I'm afraid that if I say something, I might break the spell of the beautiful cadence of their discourse. So CC, I would ask you to
squint your eyes and see if you can see any truth at all in what I am saying and consider this as a viable alternative, going forward, to what you are
seeing and feeling.
You, obviously, have a voice and a strong one. Put it to good use. Take it upon yourself to welcome some of the new people. Say hello more often to
let people know you are there. That way you have given them both the opportunity and believe it or not, permission
to notice you and
Had you not posted, I would not be posting at this moment. Make sense?